The Jane Boyd Community House runs a summer day camp for youth grades K-6th grade in high risk communities in conjunction with AmeriCorps. The Community House is a licensed childcare facility that also offers academic enrichments such as reading and mathematics to prevent summer learning loss. As a Youth Development Reading Associate you will be responsible for coordinating and implementing our summer literacy program for each grade level by completing a number of related tasks.
Schedule: 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday
This position will work for approximately 9 weeks during the summer starting in the middle of June.
- Partner with the public library staff to insure new books are available to youth on a weekly basis.
- Facilitate weekly reading groups in each grade level.
- Track weekly minutes read per child and report end of summer data to program staff and partners.
- Partner with summer day camp counselors to infuse literacy into their classrooms.
- Enroll all Jane Boyd youth into the Summer Dare Everywhere reading challenge, track their progress and enter the information into the in database.
- Interact with the Program Manager and school district staff in data collection and reporting.
- Set a good example for students and others, including cleanliness, punctuality, communications and manners.
- Encourages and demonstrates respect for personal property, materials and facilities.
Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a High school diploma or GED to qualify for this position. Additional qualifications include:
- Desire to help kids succeed
- Strong communication and reading skills
- Prior experience working with children in a mental health setting preferred
Upon successful completion of the full term of service, the Member will receive an education award of $1,252.91 from the National Service Trust.
If the Member has received forbearance on a qualified student loan during the term of service, and the Member successfully completes the term of service, the National Service Trust will repay a portion of the interest that accrued on the loan during the term of service according to hours served.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) and Income-Based Repayment (IBR)
As an alternative to putting qualified student loans into forbearance, members serving a fulltime AmeriCorps position may be eligible to count the regular student loan payments made during their service toward the PSLF program.
IACC will provide in-person and online professional development opportunities to the member. The member may also request reimbursement for up to $75.00 for allowable professional development opportunities approved by their host site supervisor.
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