No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassador - Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan
- 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)
- Fun/fitness programming and evaluation at mobile sites (60%)
- Monitoring sites for program adherence to USDA regulations (20%)
- Community Outreach (10%)
- Admin and No Kid Hungry projects (10%)
The No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassadors at Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan will be responsible for the implementation of the fun/fitness programming for Summer Meals sites across Detroit.
- The Youth Ambassadors (YAs) will engage youth in fitness activities at mobile sites two days per week for each site – approximately 16 visits per week
- The YAs will drive the “Fun Mobile” from site to site and engage with kids and teens at Summer Meals sites
- The YAs will gather data on participation rates of activities and youth satisfaction of the activities and Summer Meals
- The YAs will conduct monitoring visits to ensure that sites are following USDA regulations
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 June 11th, 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