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**AMERICORPS: Youth Villages AmeriCorps
 
 
 
Youth Villages AmeriCorps is a full-time service opportunity for individuals committed to creating safe learning environments for youth experiencing behavioral and/or emotional challenges. Members are presented with opportunities to engage youth who have otherwise experienced repeated failures and low self-concept with the traditional learning process. Members provide tutoring, life skills, service learning, afterschool and summer programming, campus events, and leadership opportunities to youth in care. The Youth Villages AmeriCorps team transforms student apathy into student engagement using a variety of experiential approaches such as West African drumming, service-learning, gardening, outdoor kitchen sessions, vocational programming, service engagement, horsemanship, art, and other methods. Members also support local nonprofits and organizations in the community through weekly service projects driving to and from locations and willingness to provide natural disaster response throughout the state of Georgia as needed. Members are eligible for HOUSING AND MEALS, LIVING ALLOWANCE, HEALTH INSURANCE, AND OTHER BENEFITS, INCLUDING EDUCATION AWARD Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Covid-19 Vaccine Requirement As of October 15, 2021, Youth Villages has required the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious exemption, as a condition of employment to help ensure the safety of all employees and youth and families served.
 
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Member Duties : Youth Villages AmeriCorps members provide critical Career, Education and Future Life Success tutoring, service learning, afterschool and summer programming, and classroom assistance to children and adolescents at the Youth Villages Inner Harbour Campus, a residential treatment facility on 1,200-acres in Douglasville, GA. Additional opportunities for members include leading service learning, outdoor kitchen activities, community gardening, outdoor education initiatives, a variety of professional and member development trainings, including ropes course facilitation, Therapeutic West African Drumming Instructor certification, and van driver training. Members collaborate with local nonprofits and organizations on weekly service projects and provide disaster relief assistance in the state of Georgia. Full-time members serve 1,700+ hours from September through early August, while half-time members serve 900+ hours in full-time capacity from January through early August.
 
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Health Coverage ,  Housing ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
Terms :
Uniforms provided and required . 
 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Children/Youth ,  Disaster Relief ,  Environment ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Education ,  Social Services ,  Youth Development ,  Writing/Editing ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Veterans ,  Public Speaking ,  Public Health ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Environment ,  Leadership ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Communications ,  Disaster Services ,  Fine Arts/Crafts . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
**AMERICORPS: Youth Villages AmeriCorps

Program Start/End Date
09/26/2022  -   08/04/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  99

Program Locations GEORGIA  

Accepting Applications
From  06/03/2022  To  02/03/2023 

Contact Makayla Harrison
4685 Dorsett Shoals Rd
Douglasville   GA   30135
7708526423
makayla.harrison@youthvillages.org
youthvillages.org

Listing ID 64026


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