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PEARLS Court Foster Care Program VISTA, San Antonio OneStar
 
 
 
The mission of PEARLS Court is to invest in female girls ages 14 to 18 who have been placed in foster care. By providing therapeutic care and case management, life skills training, and mentoring, PEARLS (Preparation, Esteem, Achievement. Resiliency, Learning, Strength, and Stamina) Court supports them through aging out. PEARLS Court serves a vulnerable population of female teens who are permanent members of the foster care system. Outcomes for this population, of over 1,500 youth in Bexar County, are dismal. These youth are more likely to be: truant, incarcerated, homeless, jobless, and become teen parents. Currently, less than 3% of foster care youth graduate from college. More than 33% are homeless upon release from foster care. PEARLS Court provides a network of support including a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult (volunteer mentors) who will help them to value their whole selves and inherent strengths.
 
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Member Duties : Serve with PEARLS Court to develop life skill resources, enhance the knowledge and resiliency skills of aging out foster youth, and build resources that support the commitment of mentors, volunteers, and community partners promoting the PEARLS mission. The VISTA member create strategies for effective coordination of necessary resources with team members, volunteers, and community. In addition, the member will monitor and evaluate an effective life-skill curriculum and mentor program to enable PEARLS participants to achieve set program objectives. Furthermore, the VISTA will create strategies to build and maintain partnerships across interagency departments to address program needs in the areas of culture, age and gender needs, educational, vocational skills, employment training and placement for program youth.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Conflict Resolution ,  Recruitment ,  Youth Development ,  Leadership ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
PEARLS Court Foster Care Program VISTA, San Antonio OneStar

Program Start/End Date
07/08/2019  -   07/08/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  02/20/2019  To  06/14/2019 

Contact Kimberlee Morrison
100 Dolorosa
San Antonio   TX   78205
210- 335-1009
pearls1@bexar.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79550


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