Stipend of no more than $3000
Hours per week
400 hours over the course of the summer
No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in six children struggle with hunger. That’s 13 million kids. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day.
By connecting kids in need with nutritious food, the No Kid Hungry campaign surrounds children with healthy food where they live, learn and play.
We are ending childhood hunger by connecting kids to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and Summer Meals. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network, made up of private citizens, public officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. These public-private partnerships work together to identify and eliminate the barriers that may prevent children from accessing existing food and nutrition resources.
Through the support of the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, Share Our Strength has created a program to involve college-aged Youth Ambassadors in the fight against childhood hunger by working with one of our state No Kid Hungry community partners.
For the summer program, partners have two (2) Youth Ambassador per location working on initiatives related to Federal Child Nutrition programs (Summer Food Service Program)
- Technical support, monitoring and evaluation
- Site Visits
- Program logistics
- Nutrition Education
- Volunteer Management
- No Kid Hungry Projects
The No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassadors at the Lowcountry Food Bank will have separate focus areas, with one working to support Summer Meals in Charleston County and the other working to support Summer Meals located on Johns/Wadmalaw Islands.
- The Youth Ambassadors (YAs) work with communities to establish sites that children may access easily and be responsible for site support
- The YAs will support nutrition education activities and the Fresh for Kids produce markets
- The YAs will design a survey to determine program impact in the community
- The YAs will monitor, support, and promotes 28 Summer Meals sites across 28 sites in Charleston County
No Kid Hungry seeks enthusiastic, undergraduate college students to join our program as Youth Ambassadors.
The ideal candidate will have:
- A great attitude and willingness to work on all kinds of projects
- Interest in hunger issues
- Commitment to working with diverse communities
- Reliability, responsibility, and a good work ethic
- Good customer service and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work independently
- Familiarity with social media
- Daily access to a car is required and use of personal mobile phone required
Youth Ambassadors will receive a stipend of no more than $3000 for over the course of the summer for a completion of 400 hours. The program starts on May 29th, 2018.
Youth Ambassadors will report to a national No Kid Hungry staff member, and a local staff member. Ambassadors will participate in weekly conference calls, complete a weekly report, and attend an online training session prior to the start of work.
Interested applicants should apply online at http://nokidhungry.org/youth-ambassadors