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PEARLS Boys Foster Care Court VISTA San Antonio OneStar
 
 
 
The mission of the male therapeutic foster care court pilot is to invest in males ages 14 to 18 who have been placed in foster care. By providing therapeutic care and case management, life skills training, and mentoring, the court supports young men through aging out. This foster care court serves a vulnerable population of teens who are permanent members of the foster care system. Outcomes for this population, of over 1,500 youth in Bexar County, are dismal. These youth are more likely to be: truant, incarcerated, homeless, jobless, and become teen parents. Currently, less than 3% of foster care youth graduate from college. More than 33% are homeless upon release from foster care. The court provides a network of support including a one-on-one relationship with a caring adult (volunteer mentors) who will help them to value their whole selves and inherent strengths.
 
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Member Duties : Serve with the Male Therapeutic Foster Care Court to develop life skill resources and curriculum, enhance the knowledge and resiliency skills of aging out foster youth, and build resources that supporting the commitment of mentors, volunteers, and community partners promoting the Foster Care Court mission. The VISTA member will create strategies for effective coordination of necessary resources with team members, volunteers, and community. In addition, the member will develop an effective life-skill curriculum and mentor program to enable Boys Court participants to achieve set program objectives. Furthermore, the VISTA will create strategies to build partnerships across interagency departments to address program needs in the areas of culture, age and gender needs, educational, vocational, skills training and employment training and placement for program youth.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Homelessness ,  Education ,  Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Counseling ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Youth Development ,  Public Speaking ,  Social Services ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Education ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
PEARLS Boys Foster Care Court VISTA San Antonio OneStar

Program Start/End Date
01/21/2020  -   01/19/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  10/17/2019  To  12/27/2019 

Contact Kimberlee Morrison
100 Dolorosa
San Antonio   TX   78205
210-335-1009
pearls1@bexar.org
www.pearlsfoundationsa.com/
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 91850


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