|Category||Children/Youth , Education .|
Education Alliance AmeriCorps Mentor
West Virginia students are looking for you! Are you passionate about children and want to help them succeed in school? Join the Education Alliance AmeriCorps team to help students improve their attendance, behavior and course performance! Education Alliance AmeriCorps empowers at-risk students to see their potential by connecting them with a caring adult role model-an element lacking in many of their lives. By providing consistent, ongoing mentoring for West Virginia's most at-risk students it considerably increases their school attendance, behavior and course performance and thereby improves their chances of successful high school graduation. The vision of Education Alliance AmeriCorps is that every West Virginia public school student will graduate high school and be ready to begin a career or pursue additional education and training. Education Alliance AmeriCorps mentors complete 675 hours of service (21 hours per week) during a 8-month period of time from September to May and serve at local schools/after school programs in 12 West Virginia counties. Education Alliance AmeriCorps members receive a $2,360 education award and $5,000 per term living allowance. Members serve in the beautiful hills of West Virginia that offers numerous outdoor activities including hiking, biking, mountain climbing, white water rafting, and skiing. Positions are available in Berkeley, Cabell, Jefferson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Pleasants, Wayne, and Wood Counties. Education Alliance AmeriCorps is a program of the Education Alliance. The Education Alliance is a statewide nonprofit organization that operates programs and advances policies to improve achievement by public school students in West Virginia.
Member Duties : Education Alliance AmeriCorps members provide weekly mentoring sessions to at-risk students in grades 3-12. These sessions help students develop positive attitudes towards school and learning, problem solving, social skills, note taking, homework help and time management. Members leverage the support of community volunteers from local business and community organizations to engage students in job-shadowing activities and extended learning opportunities.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance , Education award upon successful completion of service .
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours .
Service Areas :
Children/Youth , Education .
Recruitment , Youth Development , General Skills , Counseling , Education .