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Strong City/Baltimore Youth Arts: Studio Apprenticeship
Baltimore Youth Arts (BYA), is an artist-run, after school program that provides arts education and job skills classes to youth, ages 14-20, with a focus on those in the care and custody of the state. Our mission is to assist young people in gaining the creative, personal, and educational skills that will enable them to become leaders in their communities. BYA uses the arts to engage youth with the goal of building long-lasting, mentoring relationships. We believe that the arts are a path towards social, emotional, and educational development. Baltimore Youth Arts currently works with approximately 20-30 youth each week across three teaching sites: The Baltimore City Juvenile Justice Center, the Thomas J.S. Waxter Children’s Center and the Lillian S. Jones Recreation Center This position is sponsored by Strong City Baltimore in Baltimore, MD; and the VISTA member will serve with Baltimore Youth Arts in Baltimore, MD. Strong City sponsors 30 VISTA projects at nonprofit, government, and community organizations throughout Baltimore City and Maryland. Established in 1969 to help neighborhoods become safer, better places to live, Strong City's mission is to build and strengthen neighborhoods and people. Strong City will provide support to and the VISTA member throughout the year, including recruitment, training, resources, and professional development opportunities, and meetings.
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Member Duties : The goal of this project is to pilot new initiatives within the Studio Apprentice Program for youth exiting DJS facilities. Also, the VISTA will focus on supporting youth in securing employment after each Studio Apprentice session. 1. Continue implementation program activities: weekly classes at teaching sites continuous Summer 2017; Summer Employment program Fall 2017; Studio Apprentice Program, Winter 2017; Studio Apprentice Program, Spring 2018. 2. Develop a daytime internship program for older participants in the future. The Studio Apprenticeship Program will help lay the groundwork for a daytime internship program that serves older youth who are not in school and are unemployed (opportunity youth). 3. The VISTA member will reach out to community partners, businesses, and artistic institutions to develop internships for youth ages 18-24 and potential job placements.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Public Safety ,  Elder Care ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Social Services ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Youth Development ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Education . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Strong City/Baltimore Youth Arts: Studio Apprenticeship

Program Start/End Date
07/21/2017  -   07/20/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MARYLAND   Washington/Baltimore  

Spanish is a plus

Accepting Applications
From  03/31/2017  To  05/21/2017 

Contact Tina Foster
3503 N Charles St
Baltimore   MD   21218
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 66612