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BMVP - Collaborating for Career Preparedness
The Red Lodge Area Community Foundation connects people and builds community by catalyzing change and sharing resources to build a strong, vibrant, resilient, inclusive community. According to Feeding America 2014 there are 1,140 estimated number of food insecure individuals in Carbon County. According to US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2015 there are 335 individuals under the age of 18 at or Below poverty level. According to Montana’s Office of Public Instruction, 2016-17 Free/Reduced Eligibility Data there are 484 students who are Free/Reduced Eligible equated to 35.69% of students in Carbon County. Kids in poverty/low income situations can be more susceptible to disengagement, drop out, and risky behaviors compared to their peers. Youth internships are an opportunity to engage kids in need and connect under-supported youth to jobs and job training that benefit, support, and develop their identified needs, talents, and interests. For many of these kids, skill development opportunities like internships aren't always present and they can lack the know-how and confidence to reach out and find them on their own. To improve employability of under-supported youth by teaching, training, and experiencing a positive work place and building self-confidence by skills. Support career path development. This project will help to alleviate poverty by helping reduce the risk of high school dropout. This is done by offering at-risk students employability through professional skills development. Gaining the skills and rewards of paid internships also offer kids a reason to further pursue education and specialized training, which leads to increased income over their life and a decreased risk of living in poverty and low income situations.
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Member Duties : Help students, teachers and local businesses create a community that promotes educational success and skill development in beautiful Red Lodge, Montana! The overall goal of the project is to help disadvantaged students apply their school learning to real world situations, ensuring more engaged youth in schools and the community. The indicator will be to create a paid summer internship program for youth 16-19 to gain professional work skills and employment experience with a “neutral” advisor to assist them in learning and applying skills appropriately. The project will help students apply their learning in school to real world experiences, ensuring a higher level of engaged youth in schools and our community. Capacity will be built by creating a paid summer internship program for youth 16-19 to gain professional work skills and experience, leverage resources, creating community awareness and engagement through 15 volunteer partners, and developing a survey of further needs.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Homelessness ,  Children/Youth ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Health . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Counseling ,  Public Speaking . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

BMVP - Collaborating for Career Preparedness

Program Start/End Date
01/26/2018  -   01/25/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  09/01/2017  To  01/20/2018 

Contact Brenda Beckett
2825 3rd Ave N
Billings   MT   59101
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 73897