No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassador - Second Harvest Heartland and the Yes Network
- 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)
- SFSP New Community Partner Outreach and Engagement (35%)
- Child and Family Outreach for SFSP Promotion (35%)
- Information Sharing and Peer Learning (10%)
- Admin (20%)
The No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassadors for Second Harvest Heartland will work with the Yes Network to grow the SFSP in the Saint Cloud area and increase the number of meals served.
- The Youth Ambassadors (YAs) will conduct outreach to youth-serving organizations and sites to serve as SFSP meal sponsors and/or sites. With information, direction and support of the YES Network staff and partners, the Ambassadors will reach out to organizations to inform them of SFSP, and how it works to reduce hunger for children in the summer months
- The YAs will conduct outreach to children and families to let them know about free summer meals through SFSP. The YAs will attend neighborhood and community events to inform families about SFSP, and to direct them to meal sites
- The YAs will also be responsible for noting progress in outreach, documenting conversations for follow-up, updating files and databases, organizing upcoming outreach activities, gathering and organizing outreach materials, and mailing/emailing/delivering resources to contacts
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 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