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College Health Corps, Northfield Union of Youth
Northfield Union of Youth’s (NUY) mission is to give power and voice to area youth and to create a caring and enriching community. NUY advocates for youth-run initiatives, providing resources for youth to achieve their own dreams and desires for their life. NUY has launched an entirely youth-run mental health board, empowered to shape and transform the way youth interact with mental health care in Northfield. This youth board has worked tirelessly to improve the mental health care systems available for youth. NUY also supports The Key youth center, the longest-running youth-run youth center in the nation. The Key is a sacred place, away from the pressures, judgments, and performance-based measures of the adult-driven world. It is open from 3-10 pm, 365 days a year, for all youth ages 12-20 to drop-in and connect with each other, caring adults, and their community. A VISTA will help create new systems that empower at-risk youth to gain better access to, and knowledge of, mental healthcare services. Partnering with The Key youth center, a VISTA will have immediate access to youth leadership and youth insight on these systems. Additionally, a VISTA will work to create health education programs that amplify youth voice and empower youth to take control of their own well-being. ---This project is part of the College Health Corps (CHC) VISTA Program, operated by Minnesota Campus Compact. The CHC increases low-income individuals’ access to health care, health education, food, and basic needs through capacity building projects, including partnerships between higher education and community based organizations. Professional development focuses on health equity, the social determinants of health, and effective partnership development. --- ***Please also send cover letter and resume to supervisor . Interviews will occur on a rolling basis. Preference given to candidates who apply early.***
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Member Duties : Northfield Union of Youth (NUY) is recruiting an AmeriCorps VISTA to work, in partnership with the youth leadership, on increasing access to mental healthcare services and health education programs for at-risk youth. NUY’s VISTA will build systems to help educate and empower youth to understand options and resources for mental healthcare. The VISTA will help examine and identify voids in the services currently available to at-risk youth through support of NUY’s mental health youth board, healthcare providers, and mental health professionals. In partnership with Carleton College, the VISTA will help build solutions to these voids. Solutions could include new collaborations with healthcare providers, streamlined access for youth experiencing mental health issues, creation of new educational programs for youth regarding mental health, or other ideas generated by the VISTA or the youth. In our 20+ years of experience these solutions will make a meaningful impact on the lives of youth.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  reduced cost housing, free meals often ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Public Health ,  Community Organization ,  Youth Development ,  Social Services . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

College Health Corps, Northfield Union of Youth

Program Start/End Date
07/09/2018  -   07/08/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2018  To  05/04/2018 

Contact Scott Wopata
109 6th St W
Northfield   MN   55057
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 78832