Summer Program Assistant - Launch Pad Teen Center - AmeriCorps
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Arizona Serve
Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
Short-Term (few weeks/months)
The Launch Pad Teen Center
Summer Programming Assistant
Approximately 30 hours/week
Service Location: Prescott, AZ
Service Dates: May 21 - August 10, 2018
CONTACT: 520-230-2155 or email@example.com
I. ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND
The mission of The Launch Pad Teen Center is to incite teen leadership and empowerment through innovative and community education and engagement. The Launch Pad does this by offering after-school programming, educational workshops and intensives, community volunteer projects, internships, community-building events, and summer camps. We serve a diversity of youth, many who are low-income, many who are in foster care, and several who are at risk of failing or dropping out of school, as well as high achievers who excel at school, come from supportive two-parent households, and are on track for college. We believe it is essential to create a space where all teens can come together to build community regardless of their academic status, race, class, sexuality, gender identity, religion, or ability.
The AmeriCorps State Member will work with teens (ages 13-18), from a diversity of backgrounds, during our summer programming. This summer we are offering five different summer camps, a garden club, an art club, and a series of music shows. The AmeriCorps member will focus on facilitating and assisting in the planning of our summer camps, including Makers Camp, Adventure Camp, Digital Media Camp, and a Real World Life Skills Adventure Camp. For some camps the member will be the lead facilitator; and for others, where the level of instruction is very specialized, the member will assist other facilitators.
II. PROJECT FOCUS AREAS AND ACTIVITIES
A. Orientation and Planning: The member will attend trainings on group facilitation, youth driven space best practices, and youth development. The member will shadow the Director in facilitation of Maker’s Camp. The member will begin planning activities and practice facilitation with The Launch Pad staff for remaining summer camps.
B. Camp Facilitation: The member will co-facilitate Maker’s Camp with director of The Launch Pad. The member will co-facilitate Adventure Camp; they will be in charge of group initiatives, camp tone set, participant reflection and feedback. The member will design a scavenger hunt for Real World Preskitt Life Skills Adventure Camp, as well as plan initiatives and team building exercises for Digital Media Camp.
C. Continued Camp Facilitation and Reporting: The member will co-facilitate Digital Media Camp. They will facilitate Real World Preskitt Life Skills Adventure Camp. They will also draft a report for Board of Directors on summer programming success and numbers.
III. Requirements and Benefits
A. Education, Skills and Abilities
o Age 17 or older
o Support of The Launch Pad Teen Center mission; passion for youth empowerment
o Ability to work as a part of a dynamic team
o Responsible and punctual, with strong organizational skills
o Flexible, with creative problem-solving skills
o Prior experience with Microsoft Office and Google Drive systems
o Positive attitude, self-directed, curious, and professional
o Experience working with youth
o Experience leading groups and facilitating activities
o Reliable transportation required (car not required)
AmeriCorps State Member Benefits (Summer Associate)
● AmeriCorps State Summer members receive a $2,000 living allowance during their term of service
● Upon completion of service, part-time (300 hour) AmeriCorps members receive a $1230.69 education award that can be applied to educational costs or student loans
● Members may participate in 10 (2-hour) trainings that qualify them for a Certificate in Civic Leadership and four college credits from Prescott College
● Team support and coaching
Arizona Serve is committed to diversity in the workplace. Women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Prescott College is a proud participant in the Employers of National Service initiative. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
- Stipend Provided
- Training Provided