High Point Teen Program AmeriCorps Member

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: $1202.86 monthly stipend + $5815 post service Education Award

Published

07/12/2018

Start Date

09/01/2018

Address

6400 Sylvan Way Southwest
Seattle
Washington
98126
United States

Description

Love to Tinker? Make? Be Outside? The Neighborhood House High Point Teens Program strives to develop under-represented middle and high school student leaders through a wide range of activities. One of the main program components is STUDIO, which focuses on introducing STEM concepts to youth living in the High Point community in West Seattle. We do this by creating interactive and engaging projects that the youth enjoy. 


Through a partnership with the University of Washington, the program hosts college-aged mentors with STEM expertise, who mentor closely with youth all year long. Additionally, the High Point Teens program places a strong emphasis on college and career readiness to put area youth on a pathway toward post-secondary education, specifically within the science, technology, engineering and math fields. 


Program hours are Monday through Thursday, in the late afternoon/early evening times. Members and staff spend the rest of their time creating program curriculum and planning field trips and/or activities for the youth that will enrich their overall learning experience. This program is run with a strong team approach, where staff and members join together to design and manage all aspects of programming. All service takes place in the High Point community. Located in West Seattle, this is an area where families come from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.

Benefits

  • Bus pass or mileage reimbursement for service related travel
  • Regular AmeriCorps team meetings
  • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities through the service term. Members will also participate in several service projects to gain greater understanding of area non-profit agencies. 
  • Basic health insurance (not including vision coverage)
  • Workers compensation coverage 
  • Forbearance (temporarily postponing paying off a loan) of qualified student loans during service term. 
  • Childcare assistance for members who qualify
  • Eligibility for Basic Food (food stamps) and other public benefits if household meets DSHS requirements
  • Payment of interest on qualified student loans that accrued during the service term
  • Serving in a full-time AmeriCorps position qualifies as “employment” towards the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement


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