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*MTCC AmeriCorps Leader - Flathead Valley Community College
 
 
 
Flathead Valley Community College's Running Start Program provides eligible high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to get an affordable start on their education by earning college credits while still in high school. A small percentage of the overall high school population in Flathead and Lincoln Counties are enrolling in a dual enrollment program. MT dual enrollment students are more successful in a number of areas when enrolling in a post-secondary program after high school graduation. MT dual enrollment students have a 16% higher rate of first year retention, higher freshman GPA and earn more credits their first year of college compared to their non-dual enrollment peers. Studies show that dual enrollment students are more successful than non-dual enrollment students when entering post-secondary education after high school graduation. This position would increase the number of students enrolling in Flathead Valley Community College's Running Start Program. This position would also increase the number of students receiving career and academic advising while still in high school, which will assist in high school students having a more focused pathway prior to enrolling in a post-secondary institution. There are a high number of college freshman students with an undecided major, which could increase the amount of time and money it takes to complete their program.
 
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Member Duties : Enagage underserved high school students in college access activities with the Running Start program to increase dual enrollment and student success. Mentor and support at least 50 first generation, low income students while building relationships with students and providing outreach for students on academic probation. The Leader will coach students on career and academic exploration. The AmeriCorps Leader will serve with the high schools in Flathead Valley Community College's service region: Bigfork HS, Columbia Falls HS, Flathead HS, Glacier HS, Linderman Education Center, Whitefish HS, Libby HS, Troy HS and Lincoln County HS. The member will assist with college application week co-present with Reach Higher MT staff during their junior and senior parent nights. The leader will serve with youth one on one for career exploration and academic advising. The leader will follow up with Running Start students to support each student's ability to be successful.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage . 
 
Terms :
Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Education . 
 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Education ,  Writing/Editing ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Communications ,  Team Work . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
*MTCC AmeriCorps Leader - Flathead Valley Community College

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2018  -   08/31/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  99

Program Locations MONTANA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  05/24/2018  To  11/15/2018 

Contact Dannette Fadness
32 Campus Dr
Missoula   MT   59812
4062435181
fadness@mtcompact.org
mtcompact.org
 
AmeriCorps

Listing ID 81478


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