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CoF Teen and Volunteer Outreach Coordinator VISTA
The overall goal of this project would be to have a positive impact on the number of teens graduating high school and having healthy lifestyles in Fairbanks, Alaska. The BGC needs help with developing enriching activities for the teen population. Sustainable teen programming will help the growing teen population feel a sense of belonging both at the club and within the community. These programs will focus on helping at-risk youth achieve success in school and prepare them for a bright future by promoting financial literacy, healthy relationships and lifestyles, and employment training. Imagine growing up in a city of extremes. Fairbanks, Alaska has limited and expensive access to medical care, areas listed as food deserts by the USDA, high cost of living, and is also one of the coldest cities in America. In this community, teenagers are vulnerable to the effects of poverty. Many do not have a safe place to call home, dropping out of school, and struggling with health conditions such as obesity, depression, and other medical issues. Our primary goal for the VISTA is to expand anti-poverty programs for teens at the Boys & Girls Club of Fairbanks. This will be done by evaluating current teen programs, then redesigning and developing our teen programming. The VISTA will recruit volunteers, sponsors and donors to ensure the sustainability of the BCG’s anti-poverty programs. The VISTA will have the opportunity to train volunteers, write manuals, and develop a sustainable framework for the future of the teen and volunteer programs. This is a volunteer service position with a living allowance of $1,333 per month and an annual education award of $6095 or cash stipend of $1,800.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will serve in the closing phase of the VISTA project. Activities will include: • Review project information from first two years of VISTA support to determine if any additional anti-poverty programs could be added this year or if any previously established programs need to be strengthened • Compare current anti-poverty programs with programs at other BCG locations across the country to ensure teen programming aligns with national priorities • Explore the need for additional pre-teen anti-poverty programs • Recommend program changes to the Site Supervisor to expand anti-poverty programing effectiveness and efficiency • Work with BCG staff to create an implementation plan for new or expanded anti-poverty programs the Site Supervisor selected • Assist with grant writing for anti-poverty programs
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management . 
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CoF Teen and Volunteer Outreach Coordinator VISTA

Program Start/End Date
03/16/2020  -   03/15/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ALASKA  


Accepting Applications
From  11/19/2019  To  02/14/2020 

Contact Amy Cross
645 8th Ave
Fairbanks   AK   99701
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 88485