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*Goodwill VISTA* Trekkers- Training Ctr Coord, Thomaston
For nearly 25 years Trekkers’ award winning youth development model has positively impacted hundreds of students growing up in the small fishing communities of Midcoast Maine. Our unique, six-year mentoring model utilizes expeditionary learning, environmental education, community service, adventure-based education and career-college readiness programming to build supportive relationships between young people and caring adults. All programs are focused on increasing students’ self-esteem, fostering valuable life skills and improving comprehensive resiliency outcomes. Since the organization’s start in 1994, Trekkers has had much interest from communities, organizations and youth workers, in and out-of-state, who are interested in learning more about our mentoring model and its emphasis on the power of relationship building in changing the lives of young people. In 2016 we launched the Trekkers Training Institute in partnership with the Emmanuel & Pauline A. Lerner Foundation. After a successful pilot in the summer of June 2017, the Institute is looking forward to will continue to train youth development professionals across the state of Maine in Trekkers’ unique youth development philosophy. The primary responsibilities of the AmeriCorps VISTA member will be tied to the support of the Institute Visit for more information.
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Member Duties : By introducing Trekker’s youth development curriculum to other communities, we hope to have an even greater impact on breaking the cycle of poverty in rural Maine. The AmeriCorps VISTA member will expand our capacity to implement, assess, and support the Training Institute by coordinating a variety of different resources and assisting in the identification of grant funding. Through the growth of the institute, the AmeriCorps VISTA member will help to advance the sustainability of our organization and increase awareness of the significance of youth development programming.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Extensive training ,  Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Education ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Writing/Editing ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Youth Development ,  Community Organization ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Leadership . 
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*Goodwill VISTA* Trekkers- Training Ctr Coord, Thomaston

Program Start/End Date
08/31/2018  -   08/30/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MAINE  

Accepting Applications
From  04/23/2021  To  06/17/2021 

Contact Scott Dupee
190 Lancaster St
Portland   ME   04101
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79632