No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassador - Central Pennsylvania Food Bank
- 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)
The No Kid Hungry Youth Ambassadors at Central Pennsylvania Food Bank will be responsible for supporting the Homes as Sites pilot, an innovation test where individual homes serve as summer meal sites in rural towns where more traditional locations like schools and community centers do not offer summer meals. Youth Ambassadors will play a critical role in the overall success of the innovation test, by ensuring that all homes serving as sites meet program regulations and building key relationships with the families in the program. General responsibilities include:
- Oversite of Summer Food Service Program meal distribution and data collection: 60%
- Conducting site trainings: 10%
- Program marketing and recruitment: 10%
- Public relations and media awareness: 10%
- Program evaluation and stakeholder interviews following program completion: 10%
In addition to assisting with program implementation and monitoring, youth ambassadors will be responsible for recruiting families to the innovation test, assisting the program manager with training the homes that are sites and creating greater media awareness about the innovation test while the program is running and following completion. In some cases, youth Ambassadors may be responsible meal delivery and serving as the direct point of contact for families participating in the pilot.
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 and innovation practices
- Commitment to working with diverse communities
- Reliability, responsibility, and a good work ethic
- Good customer service and interpersonal skills
- Daily access to a car is required and use of personal mobile phone required
- Ability to work independently
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 3, 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