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Teen Programs VISTA (Central Oregon)
This VISTA position will join Better Together Central Oregon—a regional, cross-sector partnership working collectively to improve children and youth success from before birth to career. Members will focus their outreach and partnership development efforts in four priorities along the cradle to career continuum: 1) Early Learning and Wellness, 2) Supporting Families, 3) Bridging vulnerable transitions and 4) Aligning education/training with career. The VISTA will serve in critical support of the complex social issue of ensuring long-term student success (defined as ending in a meaningful career). Through our Bridges initiative, Better Together partners have identified a critical need to build capacity for teen programming in Jefferson county. While opportunities exist for youth in 1st through 5th grade to engage in fun and future focused activities outside of school, there has been a lack of available opportunity for teens to do the same. Kids Club in Madras in launching an initiative to develop programming for this population of students. Kids Club currently serves over 200 students in Madras in after school and summer programs, and is one of the only options available for keeping students engaged outside of school. This VISTA will have the opportunity to affect large scale community change by working alongside Kids Club to build community capacity to better engage teens. Check us out on the worldwide web:
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Member Duties : The Teen Programs VISTA will help build capacity for the creation and implementation of a new teen program in Jefferson County! This person will work closely with community partners and Kids Club staff to develop fun and educational ways to engage students after school and during the summer. The VISTA will also engage middle school youth in the development of the program. This is an exciting new project, and the VISTA in this role will have the freedom to be creative alongside a supportive team of staff at Kids Club to develop programming to best serve the needs of middle school students. There will be a focus on engaging students who are under-served and are less likely to have access to structured fun and future-focused programs outside of school.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  $50 a month gas card ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Education ,  Youth Development ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
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Teen Programs VISTA (Central Oregon)

Program Start/End Date
07/15/2017  -   07/14/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OREGON  


Accepting Applications
From  03/24/2017  To  06/01/2017 

Contact Shelley Irwin
2804 SW 6th St
Redmond   OR   97756
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 66432