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SerVermont - Community Sailing Center STEM Initiative
 
 
 
The CSC mission is to encourage and celebrate the responsible use and long term stewardship of Lake Champlain by fostering educational and recreational opportunities for all members of our community. We connect community members and visitors to Lake Champlain using non-motorized boats, providing participants with an opportunity to learn valuable life lessons that instill a sense of ownership and stewardship for Vermont’s most valuable natural resource- Lake Champlain. We provide programs for low-income individuals and other community members to access Lake Champlain through our Signature Programs: Floating Classrooms, Leader Ship, Women In Wind, and Adaptive Watersports Program. Floating Classrooms serves 5 elementary schools in Burlington’s district and a few neighboring district schools, connecting classroom lessons to lessons learned on the lake and aligning curriculum to their required science standards. Leader Ship serves disadvantaged youth by teaching life skills through the medium of sailing. Women In Wind exclusively serves women and girls by teaching leadership and communication skills through the medium of sailing, while providing the avenue for personal growth and confidence building. The Adaptive Watersports Program partners with Vermont Adaptive and Special Olympics Vermont to provide meaningful lake access to individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities. The VISTA will engage with Signature Program participants on a regular basis and help to expand services by empowering volunteers and strengthening program development and outreach. They will develop on-land lessons with students, manage volunteers, and communicate regularly with program partners. The VISTA is not required to know how to sail, but knowledge of the sport or appreciation for water recreation is great.
 
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.




Member Duties : The VISTA will be responsible for developing and implementing STEM and volunteer programs as well as program support, specifically to the Signature Programs. These programs are pivotal to CSC efforts to alleviate poverty. The STEM and Signature Programs serve low-income youth delivering skills for the workforce and academic success. Programs are implemented outdoors, in winter classrooms, and on the water. The volunteer program expands capacity at the CSC. Engaging volunteers in meaningful projects to help maintain CSC operations while transforming each volunteer into a lifetime supporter will increase the impact of CSC programs.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*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 ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Environment . 
 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Car recommended (travel to loc ,  Recruitment ,  Leadership ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Communications ,  Education ,  Youth Development ,  Environment ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
SerVermont - Community Sailing Center STEM Initiative

Program Start/End Date
08/28/2017  -   08/27/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VERMONT  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2017  To  07/31/2017 

Contact Robyn Baylor
PO Box 64818
Burlington   VT   05406
802-760-8208
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 60109


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