Community Building Partnership for Youth in Transition
The mission of Community Building Partnership for Youth in Transition (CBPYT) is to:
- Support the essential bridges to adulthood through culturally appropriate resources
- Enhance services for youth to help those transitioning out of systems of care
- Help youth obtain good jobs
- Strengthen and augment family and social network support for youth
- Promote educational success
- Promote mental health and wellness
- Foster personal growth and self-identity
- Empower youth and promote personal responsibility
- Currently Accepting Applications: 20 full time positions
- Program dates: September 9th, 2013 – July 31, 2014
- Total Commitment: 1,725 total hours of service and 11 month full time commitment (38 hours per week)
- Placements: Members are placed with local community organizations, called “host sites” to complete their service. See the list of 2013-2014 host sites for information and application instructions.
Full Time Member Activities and Duties include:
- •Positive Youth Development: Develop supportive connections with youth, ages 15-22, and serve as a resource and advocate in helping them succeed academically, personally, and professionally.
- •Service Learning: Develop community service activities with youth participants and community partners. Integrate meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. Empower youth to create service projects that provide assistance to others through volunteerism and service to their community.
- •Individual and/or small group skills training: Facilitate/help youth learn life skills (cooking, budgeting, applying for a job, etc.) necessary for self sufficiency and positive development.
- •Youth-led support and leadership groups: Support opportunities where youth can experience leadership.
- •Educational and career related services: Help youth identify and achieve educational and career goals.
- •Professional Development: Attend required monthly Team Trainings, Service Projects, and other activities as planned.
- Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the U.S.
- Must be at least 18 years old
- Must have some college experience
- Must be positive, driven, and take initiative
Full Time Member Benefits:
- //Stipend- Members //receive a modest stipend to help meet living expenses while participating in the program. The stipend amount is $12,100 for 11 months and 1725 hours of service. This stipend istaxable.This amount is broken down into roughly $500 before taxes per pay check. Members are paid bi weekly.
- Education Award- After successfully completing a term of service, members will receive an education award of $5,550 through AmeriCorps. This amount varies each year, depending on the federally established Pell grant level. You can apply the award toward a college degree, graduate school, or existing or future qualified student loans. Learn more about the institutions that match the education award athttp://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/benefits/ed_award_match.asp.
- •The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is taxable in the year it is used. Eligibility is based on a minimum of 1,725 service hours, completion of all Community Building Partnership for Youth in Transition AmeriCorps Program graduation requirements and serving for the entire program length. A school is qualified if it is a Title IV institution of higher education.
- Federal Student Loan Deferment-You can request that qualified student loans be put into forbearance during your term of service. You can also request to have any accrued interest paid by AmeriCorps at the successful completion of your service term. Most federal student loans qualify for mandatory forbearance based on AmeriCorps enrollment. To ensure participation, please verify the policy on forbearance with your individual lending institution(s).
- College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 created two new federal programs: a new Public Service Loan Forgiveness program and a new Income-Based Repayment plan (IBR) for the repayment of federal loans. The new Income-Based Repayment plan helps to make repaying education loans more affordable for low-income borrowers, such as an AmeriCorps member living on a stipend; AmeriCorps service is also recognized as equivalent to a public service job for the purposes of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
- Health Insurance-Basic health, dental and vision care coverage is offered during your active service.
- Childcare Coverage-Child care benefits are available to members who meet the eligibility requirements.
- Travel-Members are compensated for travel related to their service. Members can choose one of two options for compensation; a monthly local bus pass, or mileage reimbursement. Mileage reimbursement will cover AmeriCorps travel for trainings, youth meetings, 75 miles worth of host site service travel etc. Reimbursement is not allowed for travel to and from member’s placement site.
- Training- CBPYT provides ongoing training specific to our AmeriCorps program as well as vast amounts of professional devleopment opportunities and trainings.