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SUM Associate VISTA Horizons Student Enrichment Program NDHS
Horizons at Notre Dame High School is a 6-week summer academic and enrichment program serving students from public schools in Bridgeport, CT. This summer, the program will begin on June 29 and run through August 7, 2020. Founded in the summer of 2019 with only 2 classes and a small staff, the summer of 2020 will see HND expand to having a Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade class of approximately 16-18 students per class. HND serves both public and private school students. Each classroom at HND will have a lead teacher, an assistant teacher, an intern, and high school volunteers, striving to maintain a 4:1 student to teacher ratio. Our program provides transportation for students every day, as well as breakfast and lunch. The students are learning a variety of subject matters, including reading, math, and a social-emotional learning curriculum. In the afternoons, they are engaged in enrichment activities such as art, science, and swimming. Every Friday is a chance for the students to branch out by going on a field trip. The aim of HND is also to help curb the “summer slide”, a term that refers to the academic regression that may occur over the summer months. Due to a lack of learning opportunities over the summer for many low-income families, HND serves to provide positive learning experiences, tuition-free, for the students. The long term vision of HND is to grow each year, bringing back former students each summer and always adding a new Kindergarten class. This is a summer only AmeriCorps VISTA position for a committed, compassionate, and motivated individual who is eager to make a change and lasting impact on the lives of young individuals who are in need of strong guidance. This is an opportunity to make a difference in the fields of social justice and equity in education.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will work directly with the Site Director and Academic Coordinator of Horizons Notre Dame. As HND is only a 6-week long summer program, a strong commitment to be present every day is required. Summer VISTA duties will include: Set up and take down of the classrooms; Collect/Input daily attendance records from the teachers; Assist in the classrooms (i.e. help with small reading groups, assist with SEL items, walk kids to the bathroom, etc.); Act as a means of communication between volunteers and staff; Help with meal set up and clean up; includes recording daily meal logs; Promotion of the program through various means (social media outlets, website, newsletters, etc.); Be willing to attend Friday field trips as a chaperone; Have the capacity to learn/contribute with online and computer-based programs
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
Terms :
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Youth Development ,  Education . 
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SUM Associate VISTA Horizons Student Enrichment Program NDHS

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

Work Schedule Summer

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CONNECTICUT  

Spanish recommended

Accepting Applications
From  02/12/2020  To  05/15/2020 

Contact Frank Skawinski
220 Jefferson St
Fairfield   CT   06825
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 93711