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21-22 Glacier Peak Institute Nutrition and Greenhouse, Washington

Created09/15/2021
Reference106891
CategoryHealth .
Job typeFull Time
CountryUnited States
StateWashington
Zip20001
SalaryCompetitive
21-22 Glacier Peak Institute Nutrition and Greenhouse

In Darrington, the schools have experienced serious reduction in funding over the the last 20 years. At the same time, poverty has risen by 50% in Darrington being the lowest median income ($38,000) and highest poverty (17.2%) in Snohomish County. Despite having the highest risk of depression and suicide for youth in Snohomish County (1 in 25 will be dead before age 30, three times the national average), few programs reach our remote area in the North Cascades. Youth in Darrington are in need of additional support in order to combat their socio-economic challenges of a timber-dependant economy. After the tragic 2014 Oso Slide that isolated our community, Glacier Peak Institute was founded to find a better way forward for at-risk youth. Recently, impacts from COVID-19 have caused demand for services at the food bank to rise by 300%. Our programs also serve youth in Concrete where they have the highest poverty (24.4%) and lowest median income ($28,000) in Skagi County with similar cuts to schools. Our mission is to empower youth to build resilient and sustainable communities and healthy ecosystem across the Glacier Peak region of Western Washington through innovative, action-based education programs integrating Science, Technology, recreation, Engineering, art, Mathematics, and skill-building. Through outdoor adventures and hands-on projects, youth develop creative thinking, problem solving, social, and technical skills, and expand their environmental and historical knowledge. By building relationships between rural and urban classrooms, GPI's programs encourage connection and understanding, break cultural misconceptions, and engage youth from across Western Washington to be integral parts of their ecosystem.

Member Duties : This AmeriCorps member will serve 40 hours per week from October 2021 to August 2022, coordinating with school staff and will build skills through volunteerism and work in the school kitchen, garden, and greenhouse. They will be responsible for maintaining current GPI programming at the school by developing, expanding capacity, coordinating with volunteers, partner organizations, and local tribes. They will execute culinary and garden education programming for rural youth to create awareness of native plants and cultivate food independence.

Program Benefits : Stipend , Training , Education award upon successful completion of service , Health Coverage , Childcare assistance if eligible .

Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours , Car recommended .

Service Areas :
Health .

Skills :
Education , Leadership , Teaching/Tutoring , Conflict Resolution , Team Work , First Aid .
EmployerAmeriCorps