Member Duties: Serving with College Now Greater Cleveland, the College Guide will provide one-on one advising in addition to group advising to help students in planning for and accessing their postsecondary goals. Specific duties include assisting students in making a post-secondary education plan; providing college and career information to students and families, creating and delivering classroom workshops to students, assisting students with their college applications, plan and chaperone college visit, assisting students and families with the financial aid process, identify students who may be eligible for scholarships, assisting clients with college and career information in our Resource Center, providing support to mentoring staff as needed, and entering data into College Now’s database to track services provided to students and families.
Education: Associates degree
Program Benefits: Training, Living Allowance , Education award upon successful completion of service .
Terms: Permits working at another job during off hours , Car recommended .
Service Areas: Education .
Skills: Communications , Youth Development , Teaching/Tutoring , Writing/Editing , Public Speaking , Leadership , Counseling , Education , Conflict Resolution .
Service Description: Make a real impact on the lives of Ohio students and their surrounding community - become an Ohio College Guide AmeriCorps member and serve as an advisor, mentoring and guiding typically underserved Ohioans- first generation college-going, low-income, and minority – in getting the information and knowledge they need and deserve to prepare for, access and complete a postsecondary credential. The College Guides deliver programs and counseling on college and career exploration and financial education to 6th through 12th graders; provide support to 11th and 12th graders on strategic and tactile postsecondary access and financial planning; and facilitate successful postsecondary transitions, persistence and ongoing financial education with high school graduates. Develop advising, mentoring, interpersonal, and leadership skills. This position is a full-time commitment of 1700 service hours to be completed in 11 months, starting in August 2021. College Guides will receive a modest living allowance up to $16,000 or $727.28 per pay before taxes, and an education award up to $6,345 upon completion of service. Additionally, existing qualified student loans are deferred during time of service and accrued interest may be eligible to be paid by the Corporation of National and Community Service. The AmeriCorps Ohio College Guides receive ongoing skills training, and professional development opportunities. Host sites for the 2021-2022 Ohio College Guides program are: Canton (Stark Education Partnership); Cleveland (College Now Greater Cleveland & Esperanza Inc.); Columbus (I Know I Can); Oberlin (Ninde Scholars Program), Warren (Mahoning Valley CAP); and Zanesville (Scholarship Central).
Member Duties: Serving with College Now Greater Cleveland, the College Guide will provide one-on one advising in addition to group advising to help students in planning for and accessing their postsecondary goals. Specific duties…