1991 2nd Avenue
DREAM (formerly Harlem RBI), an award winning sports-based youth development program, is seeking dynamic, motivated individuals to serve as Summer Day Camp Group Leaders in an innovative sports and literacy-based summer program for youth in grades K-5 in East Harlem, New York. DREAM's program provides youth with a full day of educational, enrichment and baseball activities designed to foster a positive learning environment, build character and reverse summer learning loss.
Role & Responsibilities
-Collaborating with co-leaders to facilitate lesson plans that focus on helping youth build social-emotional skills in areas such as teamwork, conflict resolution and self-esteem;
-Serving as an assistant teacher, helping to implement daily reading activities in an innovative literacy program intended to improve reading skills and enthusiasm for reading;
-Coaching and organizing baseball/softball teams for teams of elementary school-aged participants;
-Leading recreational activities and chaperoning off-site enrichment field trips;
-Supervising and managing team and individual behavior at all times using positive discipline techniques and pro-active interventions to ensure the physical and emotional safety of all youth;
-Participating in training, professional development and tactical meetings.
The summer season commitment is from June 18th-August 10th. Service hours are generally Monday - Thursday from 8:00am-5:15pm and Friday from 8:00am-3:15pm.
-Must be at least 18 years of age;
-College-involvement: current student or graduate of a 2 or 4 year institution/vocational program;
-Knowledge of baseball/softball is preferred but not required;
-Experience working with groups of children;
-Passion to work in a team environment and meet high expectations for youth and staff;
-Ability to take initiative while maintaining confidence, flexibility and enthusiasm;
-Deep embodiment of DREAM's organizational values of teamwork, diversity, integrity and fun.
-Summer Day Camp Group Leaders earn an hourly wage starting at $14/hour.
Minimum Education Required