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Kids on Bikes, School and Family Outreach Coordinator
Kids on Bikes uses the bicycle as a tool for creating healthy bodies, healthy communities, and a healthy environment. We provide opportunities for kids in low-income neighborhoods to make good choices, all aimed at empowering youth to utilize the bike for healthy living and transportation. Our key pillars are to equip, educate, and empower children and their families to make bicycling an important part of their lives. Over the past decade, Kids on Bikes has become the expert at finding solutions to getting kids, especially from disadvantaged backgrounds, to be able to bicycle on a regular basis. We know that kids need access to bicycles but furthermore, they need access to ongoing repairs. They need to know how to be safe and they need to know how and where to ride in their own neighborhoods. We accomplish this through the establishment of neighborhood bike libraries, through afterschool bike clubs, and through summer camps. One of the goals set forth in our strategic plan is to activate neighborhoods from within. We believe that in order to enact change, it must come from the community where children live and go to school. We use our newly opened community bike center, the Pedal Station, as a centralized hub to process donated bikes and distribute them to organized programs in partnership with schools and community centers. And then we train leaders from that school and community who know the kids and families, know the streets and parks, and know the cultural norms for their particular school population.
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Member Duties : The School and Family Outreach Coordinator VISTA will work closely with the Executive Director to develop partnerships with schools, train volunteers to lead bike rides and safety education, and develop family engagement efforts with the goal of leveraging partners and volunteers so that more kids ride bikes. The VISTA will create a curriculum toolkit that will aid volunteers to create afterschool bike clubs with elementary and middle schools. These schools will span Colorado Springs in many schools serving disadvantaged and lower-income families. With the support of Kids on Bikes staff, the VISTA will help recruit and train volunteers to lead guided bike rides with the kids and to teach bike safety and mechanics. The VISTA will also create a speakers bureau with volunteers who can present bike safety to classrooms at elementary schools. In this role, the VISTA will gain firsthand experience in strategic planning, partnership building, volunteer management and marketing.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Communications ,  Education ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  Youth Development ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Kids on Bikes, School and Family Outreach Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
08/16/2016  -   08/15/2017

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  

Accepting Applications
From  05/17/2016  To  10/19/2016 

Contact Nikki McComsey
6365 Corporate Dr
Colorado Springs   CO   80919

Listing ID 67888


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