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 Ambassadors per location working on initiatives related to Federal Child Nutrition programs (Summer Meals Programs).
- Blitz Events (80 - 90% of time in first 5 weeks, 5- 10% in last 5 weeks)
- Spike Events (5 - 10% of time in first 5 weeks, 60- 70% of time in last 5 weeks)
- Managing data from the CT State Department of Education. (5-10% )
- Social media management (5 - 25%)
- Administrative Tasks and Share Our Strength Duties (5%)
The No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassadors at End Hunger CT! will be supporting Blitz events to raise awareness for Summer Meals throughout target communities.
- The Youth Ambassadors (YAs) will work with our major Summer Meals Outreach Blitz Day partners to support 3-5 Blitz events during Blitz Week; June 16-22, 2018.
- The YAs will help input summer meals site data into website location finder and will regularly update this site information.
- The YAs will support Spike events throughout the course of the summer to promote the Summer Meals program and increase participation.
- The YAs will visit different types of Summer Meals sites to promote awareness, capture and share best practices. YAs will work with members of the Summer Meals Outreach Collaborative on outreach and engagement efforts at the open summer meals sites across CT.
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
- A good work ethic and traits of responsibility and reliability
- Good customer service and interpersonal skills
- Ability to work independently
- Familiarity with social media
- Daily access to a car is required
- Daily use of personal mobile phone and a computer are required
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 End Hunger CT! 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