Summer Internship in Environmental Education and LiteratureBookTrails
Petersen Automotive Museum Education Department InternPetersen Automotive Museum
After School Program AdvisorThe Learning Together Company
ECHO Summer Education Internship- Paid PositionECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center
Apply now to become a Packback Brand AmbassadorPackback
AmeriCorps Collegiate Development ProgramBookmark This
Hispanic Center of Danbury
4 Harmony St
DescriptionThe AmeriCorps Collegiate Development Program will focus on college readiness preparation and leadership development for minority and Hispanic/Latino youth in the greater Danbury area. There are three portions of the program: Individual College Mentoring; Youth Leadership Development / Service Learning, and Community/Family Engagement.
The main goal of these programs is to increase the number of minority students going on to higher education in the Greater Danbury Area. The program will support students by providing individual college mentoring and a youth leadership development after school program. The program will support them through every step of the college admission process and develop their leadership skills for the future. Members will work with high school students in leadership development and mentoring.
• Pay for your College Education!
• $1,468 Education Award on completion of service
• Receive student loan deferment
• Make a real difference in our community and in the lives of future college students
• Free quality training and workshops
• Learn teamwork, leadership, responsibility and other essential skills that will help you for the rest of your life.
Individual College Mentoring:
Mentor Mentee matches meet as pairs once a week, for one hour. Mentoring sessions focus on preparing and developing the student for college application and admission, on improving academic performance, and on the student’s personal development. The mentor will guide the student during the college application process and provide help and resources as needed. The goal is for the mentor to empower the student in their personal and academic lives, help them achieve their full potential, and encourage the student to pursue their dreams.
Youth Leadership Development and Service learning:
This composed of 2 weekly afterschool program/meetings and the Monthly Saturday Academy. Twice a week, there will be an after-school session that will focus on a mix of leadership development training, community activities planning, college readiness workshops, skill-building workshops/activities. The students will be responsible for planning and implementing one community service project or community activity a month that allows them to give back to their community, which will be done in the monthly Saturday Leadership Academy.
The Community/Family Engagement: Composed of 4 evening workshops/family nights targeted towards the parents. Topics will include general college overview, financial aid overview, the importance of being involved in your child’s education, advocacy skills, and more.
ResponsibilitiesMember Positions Available & Responsibilities:
• 450 hours from Oct 1-June 30 flexible 10-12 hours a week
• College Mentoring and Youth Leadership Development Associate
• Community Outreach /Family Engagement Associate
College Mentoring/ Youth Leadership Development Position
• 1 hour a week of individual college mentoring, responsible for 3 students.
• The AmeriCorps members will act like "peer mentors", assist students with college applications, FAFSA Application, Scholarship searches and applications, SAT/ACT preparation, college essay review.
• Conduct and facilitate 2 Youth Leadership Development Program meetings a week and a monthly Saturday Academy.
• Responsible for working as a part of a team of 8 members, supervised by AmeriCorps Staff, to successfully implement a Leadership development curriculum, leading and facilitating the students in their projects
Community/ Family Engagement Position
• Responsible for facilitating the "Family College Night, Family Support workshops".
• Responsible for assisting AmeriCorps Staff in implementation, development, and facilitation of the Collegiate and Leadership Development Program
• Assist with Community outreach and communications tasks
• You must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the U.S.
• You must be at least 17 years old
• High school diploma, equivalent or ability to pass a competency exam