Youth Program Staff: Youth Development Mentor

Job Type

Part Time


Details: $17.50/hour




601 Edgewood St. NE
Suite 15
United States


Beacon House’s mission is to provide children in the Edgewood neighborhood of Northeast Washington, DC with a safe, nurturing, life expanding community in which to increase their academic achievement, discover their talents, and to grow into healthy adults who achieve their greatest potential.  Our programs focus on closing the education achievement gap - and thus improving the economic trajectories - of children in Ward 5 for whom generational poverty is most persistent.


Youth Development Mentors (YDM’S) are the front line staff, nurturing and supporting the growth and development of Beacon House students.  YDM’s will:

  • Be responsible for a group of up to 15 campers, ages 7-13
  • Ensure the safety of the children and guide their growth and social-emotional development
  • Lead and design activities such as arts and crafts, inside and outside organized games, science, mathematics, technology, literacy activities, and character development activities
  • Attend field trips with students to expose them to educational and enrichment opportunities outside of Beacon House
  • Support partner organizations in and outside of the center when they come to work with youth
  • Identify students who may need individualized academic or emotional support and bring them to the attention of supervisor
  • Communicate positively to parents about their child’s progress and needs and participate in parent engagement activities
  • Maintain a written record of daily student attendance and other data as requested. Report any inconsistencies or concerns to supervisor, assist with accurate and timely data collection
  • Maintain a clean and child-friendly space
  • Other duties as assigned


  • A minimum of three years of experience working with youth and families in a program or classroom setting
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Willingness and ability to learn and problem-solve in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite & tools
  • Confidence in learning about and using new technology in programming with youth
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Experience working with underserved youth a plus

Beacon House serves K-12 students. There may be a possibility of continuing this position part-time during the school year through work in our afterschool programs.

Time Commitment: Summer Camp Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm June 25 - July 27, with training start date of June 8.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

Please apply by emailing your cover letter and resume to, describing your experience in Youth Development and/or Education. Position open until filled.