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Summer Reads - Morris, MN
 
 
 
Morris Area Community Education’s Summer Sizzle program, which takes place at Morris Area Elementary School and Regional Fitness Center, is entering its third summer and looking forward to another awesome session. Mornings are academically based, along with stations, group work and enrichment opportunities. Afternoons are spent participating in recreational and creative activities. Morris Area Community Education also offers recreation and enrichment classes throughout the summer that many of our Summer Sizzle students participate in. We are working to close the achievement gap for our K-6th grade students by offering this safe and fun learning environment that runs almost all summer long for families. Two positions available. These positions are part of the Summer Reads program of Minnesota Literacy Council, which provides tutoring and literacy-focused enrichment to children in grades K-3 in schools, libraries and nonprofits across the state through the leadership of AmeriCorps VISTAs. The program aims to help low-income children improve reading and instill a love of learning, and also to provide VISTAs with hands-on experience in education and build their community leadership. http://mnliteracy.org/volunteers/vista/summer-reads-vista. VISTAs serve June 05 – July 30, 40 hours/week, Mon – Fri, with Minnesota Literacy Council in-service trainings on select Fridays. Pre-Service Orientation takes place on June 5 in Little Falls, MN (travel paid by Minnesota Literacy Council). Apply now! Positions filled on a rolling basis through April 28.
 
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Member Duties : VISTAs will be responsible for working with K-3 students on literacy skills through books, arts and crafts, flashcards, reading and more. They will provide instruction and enrichment activities to students in both large and small group settings. Each day will be something new, as Summer Sizzle is a drop-in program; however, many of our students are on a consistent schedule. In this fast-paced, creative environment, VISTAs will have many opportunities to work alongside other staff and also lead and create their own activities. We hope to provide a positive experience to children that love reading, but also to those that may have negative feelings towards literacy. With support from the VISTAs, we can track student progress that we can use now and in the future. VISTAs will use literacy interventions and conduct assessments to ensure students are on track to read at grade level. VISTAs will also assist other staff with group activities, incorporating reading and literacy.
 
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Education ,  Youth Development ,  First Aid ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Leadership ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Summer Reads - Morris, MN

Program Start/End Date
06/05/2017  -   07/30/2017

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2017  To  05/12/2017 

Contact Michele Hickman
Morris Area Community Education
Morris   MN   56267
320-585-2231
mhickman@morris.k12.mn.us
www.morris.k12.mn.us
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 59061


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