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*MTCC Troy High School College and Career Outreach
 
 
 
Troy Public Schools is a public K-12 school district located along the banks of the Kootenai River in the rugged mountains of northwest Montana. In our district we educate approximately 400 students in grades K-12. Students in grades 7-12 attend Troy High School and Junior High. Our mission is to empower students to develop responsibility, achieve academic excellence, and succeed as lifelong learners. The Troy/Libby area once had two major lumber mills employing over 1,000 people directly; currently, there are zero operating major lumber mills in the county. Unemployment rates have hovered between 10 to 20 percent in recent years which have been among the highest in the state of Montana (Montana Department of Labor and Industry, 2016). From 2010 to 2014, the number of people below poverty level in Lincoln County was 17.1% which is almost 1 out of every 5 people (2014 American Community Survey). The survey also showed that Lincoln County has one of the largest percentages of people with less than High School education at 17.8% and is ranked #2 in the state. This project will help alleviate poverty by increasing workplace skills and employment opportunities for high school students after they graduate. This project will also alleviate poverty by increasing college attendance to gain advanced career opportunities.
 
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Member Duties : Increase parental involvement and education regarding post-secondary planning for students; Develop at least 3 community engagement activities and events to create more project awareness and to ensure parents and community members are receiving up-to-date information relevant to the project; This project will collaborate with Troy High School to provide academic planning, college/career education, and financial aid education to students and parents; This project will collaborate with local organizations and businesses to strengthen the newly implemented Career Exploration Internship (CEI) class; Develop activities to help students create professional documents and create activities for mock-interviews, how to write a professional email, phone etiquette, etc. to help students gain beneficial experience with work-related skills.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development . 
 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Education ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Youth Development ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
*MTCC Troy High School College and Career Outreach

Program Start/End Date
07/23/2018  -   07/22/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/28/2018  To  07/23/2018 

Contact Erin Barstow
DHC 20
Missoula   MT   59812
4062435458
barstow@mtcompact.org
mtcompact.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 67497


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