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CoF Access Alaska Summer Work Program Summer Associate
High school age students in special education programs are mandated to receive services to aid in the transition from high school to adulthood, but these services can be limited. Access Alaska fills the gaps providing comprehensive services for employment and independent living skills within local high schools throughout the school year. Access Alaska expands upon this education with a hands-on, intensive Summer Work Program (SWP). The SWP works towards the goals by giving students knowledge and skills in hard skills, soft skills, and independent living skills, including real work experience, job seeking skills, professionalism, self-advocacy, soft skills, financial literacy, and real-life experiences sampling jobs in the local community. The two VISTA Summer Associates will aid Access Alaska staff in planning educational hours and coordinating hands on work experiences at local businesses, constituting two four-week programs for 20 students. Summer Associates will work alongside staff and SWP participants at worksites, helping to provide guidance, mentoring and positive behavior modeling to students and will assist in educational activities and lessons. Each participant will create budgets, draft cover letters and resumes, and other real-world applications. The SWP participants will have individual research projects that will challenge them academically. At the end of each SWP session, Summer Associates will help staff to evaluate the 2020 SWP; identifying improvements and best practices. Access Alaska prioritizes Summer Associate recruits who can function as peer mentors with similar lived experiences including: disability status, socio-economic status and are recent high school graduate. Summer Associates are an AmeriCorps volunteer program. Summer Associates in Fairbanks receive a monthly living allowance of $1,358 and an education award of $1,289.95 or a stipend of $345.80 for completing all 10 weeks.
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Member Duties : The Summer Associates will assist staff develop/conduct the 2019 SWP. Activities will include: • Mentor, encourage, and support SWP students in summer learning loss prevention activities • Develop and prepare student portfolios, which contain welcoming materials, program rules, workplace conduct, name tags, timesheets, and workshop materials • Organize and facilitate weekly career building workshops, which may include interview skills, resume writing, conflict resolution in the workplace, and self-advocacy • Plan and prepare a daily meal or snack for participants • Help organize a group activity or party for the end of each of the two sessions • Help students identify goals and the steps needed to work towards those goals • Help the supervisor develop and implement a goal assessments • Assist participants with challenges they may face at the worksites • Work with the supervisor on each job site daily to assist participants with building their professional and personal skills
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Youth Development ,  Counseling ,  Conflict Resolution ,  First Aid ,  Computers/Technology ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Team Work . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

CoF Access Alaska Summer Work Program Summer Associate

Program Start/End Date
05/27/2019  -   08/04/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ALASKA  


Accepting Applications
From  03/03/2020  To  05/04/2020 

Contact Brigit Barstad
526 Gaffney Rd
Fairbanks   AK   99701
(907) 263-1969
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 88350