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Opportunity Council - EWRRC Youth Development Summer VISTA
In the northwest corner of Washington State, the Columbia Valley Urban Growth Area, a rural food desert, is home to 4-5 thousand individuals. Of the 394 students enrolled in the nearby Kendall Elementary School, 75% are low income and qualify for free or reduced lunch and breakfasts (WA OSPI 2019/2020 report card). The Summer VISTA will help design and execute a summer youth program by engaging with non-profit partners, volunteers, and onsite staff. During the 6-8 program weeks we provide breakfast and lunch Monday through Thursday, along with fun, educational activities to prevent summer learning loss for 70-120 children with an average of 24 children per day and a typical ration of one adult for every 7 youth. This program exists due to food scarcity which becomes a graver issue for children during school breaks when parents must still work and they may not be able to access healthy meals or food they can safely prepare at home. The Summer Kids Days program teaches youth cooking skills and acts as a safe place for Summer fun as well as a meal program.
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Member Duties : In partnership with local agencies, the Mt Baker School District, and Common Threads Farms, the Summer Associate will serve children and families in the Columbia Valley Urban Growth Area. During the ten weeks of service the 2020 Summer Associate will get to help design and execute a summer youth program through engagement with partners, volunteers, as well as onsite staff. The work includes but may not be limited to: preparation of activity schedules with vetted volunteers and organizations, set up/tear down activities, organize and collect donations for youth and their households, work directly with children to support a positive and safe experience, engage with the teen program to encourage healthful summer activities, transport meals, conduct outreach into the community, ensure the Summer Meals guidelines are followed, work with staff to promote family engagement, and create handouts using templates for the Summer Youth Programs.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Hunger . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Youth Development ,  Community Organization ,  Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Communications ,  Fine Arts/Crafts ,  Leadership ,  Social Services . 
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Opportunity Council - EWRRC Youth Development Summer VISTA

Program Start/End Date
06/08/2020  -   08/16/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  

Accepting Applications
From  03/23/2020  To  05/13/2020 

Contact Naomi Siegel
1111 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham   WA   98225
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 94886