No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassador - No Kid Hungry North Carolina
- Internship posted by Share Our Strength
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 or SFSP)
- Assist state agency (DPI); key NC SFSP Sponsor, the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC (FBCENC); and No Kid Hungry NC with outreach for SFSP (15%)
- Organize and provide activities and enrichment for kids at selected FBCENC meal sites; recruit college student teams to assist in activities such as field days. (15%)
- Develop model/case study that other college campuses can replicate for student involvement in SFSP (5%)
- Manage and serve as handlers for Ray, the NC Summer Nutrition program mascot (50%)
- Visit sites to develop NC summer meals photos and videos for social media posting and use in future promotional materials (10%)
- Misc/Admin (10%)
The No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassadors at No Kid Hungry North Carolina will support the Summer Food Service Program to improve participation at Summer Meals Sites.
- The Youth Ambassadors (YAs) will establish a calendar of events and locations that address both urban and rural areas
- The YAs will manage all statewide mass mailings for posters and fliers about the program
- The YAs will work with the Food Bank of Eastern and Central North Carolina to conduct outreach to families, create activities that will improve participation, and promote the program on social media
- The YAs will work with the AmeriCorps VISTA staff to manage and adopt a site, conduct site visits, and provide technical assistance to expansion and increase in participation
- The YAs will work with the NC Nutrition program mascot and participate in kick-offs and field day events
- The YAs will reach out to clubs and groups on select college and university campuses to encourage more college student involvement/volunteerism in Summer Meals
- The YAs will conduct an impact study to measure the success of YA participation on the Summer Meals program
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
- Must have a valid driver’s license to travel across the state
Youth Ambassadors will receive a stipend of no more than $3000 (each) 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 in-person training session prior to the start of work.
Youth Ambassadors will be required to attend a 2-night, 3 day training in Washington, D.C. from May 21st through May 23rd.
Interested applicants should apply online at http://nokidhungry.org/youth-ambassadors