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* AmeriCorps VISTA- Missoula College University of Montana
This VISTA project seeks to solve two community problems: 1. The population of dually-enrolled high school students at Missoula College has boomed from 460 (AY2018) to 730 (AY2019). Missoula College anticipates serving over 1000 students in the near future, many of whom will be low-income. This partnership with regional high schools requires additional support with developing advanced on-boarding and orientation for these low-income high school students to Missoula College. Dual-enrollment allows low-income youth the opportunity to earn college credits at no cost while in high school, this saves these students money in the long run because they would have to pay for these credits if they waited to earn these credits after completing high school and fully enrolling in college. Furthermore, by becoming dually-enrolled these disadvantaged students are ahead of their peers, able to graduate earlier, and are able to enter the workforce sooner. 2. Missoula College students in previous years have proven their need for supportive services in the areas of accessing registration, financial aid, tutoring, disability services, healthcare, career counseling, and registration services. During AY2019 the student advocate program made over 350 student referrals at Missoula College. With the anticipated increase in students, Missoula College must meet the needs of students and provide supportive services to all who request it. With the common existing barriers (less-than ideal elementary, middle, and high school education, non-supportive family/friends, financial restrictions, mental health issues, etc.) that disadvantaged students face the last thing these students need are additional barriers when considering college or starting college. The Student Advocate Program eliminates additional barriers making the transition into secondary education successful for disadvantaged youth.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA will plan and execute Student Advocate Program activities, create a comprehensive Student Advocate Program Guide; increase headcount of dually-enrolled high school students at Missoula College; plan and expand Montana Pathway Projects encouraging high school students to pursue careers in high-demand, high-wage disciplines; enhance work-based Learning (WBL) opportunities, apprenticeships, and other WBL opportunities; meet regularly with the WBL Director to plan and advertise internship and apprenticeship activities. Furthermore, the VISTA will assist in developing strategies that encourage more students to pursue internship and apprenticeship opportunities; assist Associate Dean with tracking project status and monitor completion of Perkins-funded career-technical education projects taking place at Missoula College; and post regular updates to social networking sites and digital reader boards; Update content on website and print-based flyers.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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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 . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Team Work . 
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* AmeriCorps VISTA- Missoula College University of Montana

Program Start/End Date
07/08/2019  -   07/06/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/19/2019  To  07/31/2019 

Contact Callye Foster
32 Campus Dr
Missoula   MT   59812
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 88450