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*MTCC - Turning the Wheel Missoula Empowerment through Arts
According to Montana Office of Public Instruction only 79.6% of low income Montana students graduate from high school compared to an overall graduation rate of 86%. Research shows that outside the classroom learning is just as important as inside the classroom learning to help students succeed: collaborative learning and active engagement learning improve learning outcomes across the board. The Missoula County Community Health Needs Assessment from Providence shows depression and anxiety among male and female students averages 33 and 50% respectively. Only 44% of students say they get at least an hour of physical activity every day. Turning the Wheel Missoula is an education and arts organization that creates vibrant, healthy communities using the body as the catalyst for social change. Programming fosters the social, emotional and physical health of youth, their mentors and their communities but is limited in scope. Steeped in movement based practices, embodied learning, positive psychology, dance and theater improvisation and performance, the TTWM modality has been developed over 25 years of working with groups of all ages and abilities. Turning the Wheel is uniquely positioned to engage K-12 and college students in advancing educational outcomes in Missoula public schools, and the goal of the project is to build out of the classroom skills in at-risk youth to succeed in school by developing sustainable relationships and programming in and with Missoula schools.
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Member Duties : Develop marketing and social media to expand earned income programming and promote services, which will fund school programs and expand programming; Build internal education about like-minded organizations serving survivors, parents, youth, elders, women and other trauma impacted and vulnerable individuals to expand and strengthen partnership development and resource sharing; Expand the Teen Mentorship program to involve 10 new mentors, specifically targeting low income, at risk students to the program; VISTA will engage teen mentors in programming planning, conducting focus groups and surveys about how to best engage at risk students and to help create relevant, engaging content; VISTA will research applicable grants and initiate at least 3 proposals for our school programs; Solidify TTWM mental, emotional and physical health programming in at least 3 MCPS K-12 Health Science curriculum; Create partnerships with the University of MT to engage students as volunteers and interns.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Education . 
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*MTCC - Turning the Wheel Missoula Empowerment through Arts

Program Start/End Date
08/20/2018  -   08/19/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/22/2018  To  08/06/2018 

Contact Callye Foster
20 Davidson Honors College
Missoula   MT   59812
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79281