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AmeriCorps Firewall
 
 
 
AmeriCorps Firewall is an education-focused program that serves Broward County Title I Schools, where the largest percentage of students come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. AmeriCorps Firewall operates during after-school hours, and its overarching goal is to improve the educational and behavioral outcomes of students that attend these low-achieving middle and high schools. The program’s innovative approach ensures close monitoring from AmeriCorps Members, called Mentors (10:1 ratio). As a result, students complete their homework, prepare for exams, and improve their grades. A point-based incentive system and life skills/character building curriculum also provides students with the socio-emotional support they need to better their behavior and stay motivated, preventing them from falling behind and getting discouraged as often happens to at-risk, lower-performing students.
 
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Member Duties : Members, called Mentors, will be the main providers of the tutoring, mentoring, and attendance and behavior coaching to a group of 8-10 students. Members will spend approximately 3-4 hours in middle schools per day and 3.5-4 hours in high schools. They will engage first in 45 minutes of planning and preparing for student arrival which includes a 5-10 minute team meeting, and the checking of grades for their group of students. Upon student arrival, members will dedicate at least 1 hour of tutoring and homework assistance and 1 hour of enrichment programming which includes additional academic interventions, the teaching of Firewall's character curriculum, the monitoring of student behavior using a point-based incentive system, and socio-behavioral support. At the end of the day, they will participate in a 15-minute team meeting to assess the day, record notes on student academic and behavior progress, and to prepare for the following day.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Uniforms provided and required ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Teaching/Tutoring ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
AmeriCorps Firewall

Program Start/End Date
08/15/2016  -   07/31/2017

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations FLORIDA   Miami/Ft. Lauderdale  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  08/02/2016  To  10/31/2016 

Contact Rachel Taylor
13451 SW 7th Pl
Davie   FL   33325
9545301871
rachel@firewallcenters.org
www.firewallcenters.org
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 69114


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