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Freedom School Partners
1030 Arosa Ave
Posted: September 09 2016
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DescriptionLow income children are susceptible to falling two to three years behind in reading in large part because of disengaged and unsupervised time during the summer months - the largest reason for the achievement gap between low and high income children. Freedom School Partners helps to close that gap by providing a unique six-week summer program that unlocks the long-term potential of children by igniting their passion for reading and learning.
Freedom Schools are taught by a diverse group of enthusiastic, rigorously trained college students who serve as positive role models. Freedom Schools are unlike other summer programs because they give children resources needed to develop their potential – literacy skills, character strengths and a community that believes in them.
ResponsibilitiesAttend National Freedom School Training in Tennessee with interns from around the country and in-town training with Freedom School Partners Set-up maintain and breakdown classroom space Serve as energetic Harambee leaders each day of local program operation. Deliver the Integrated Reading Curriculum to a class of ten or more students for 6 weeks during the summer months according to the standards developed by the Children s Defense Fund. Serve as leaders of afternoon activities and other special events chaperon field trips. Maintain health and safety standards accurate records relating to attendance and first aid Collaborate with the program staff to establish and maintain a positive supportive and structured environment for the children entrusted to their care. Serve as role models for the Freedom School scholars.
Requirements*** This internship is in Charlotte, NC and does NOT provide housing. Interested applicants would need secure their own housing for the summer***
At least 18 years old must be currently enrolled in college and completed at least 1 year of undergraduate studies Solid commitment to children s advocacy enthusiasm for the Freedom Schools program Ability to motivate others Strong written and verbal skills Interest in working as part of an intergenerational team Willingness to be open and respectful of all cultures Willingness to strive for excellence in all areas Exhibit positive behavior and attitude model a mature and professional demeanor Strong interpersonal skills and commitment to the character and humility of servant leadership Satisfactory drug and background check for criminal and child protective findings Ability to work in the summer heat lift at least 50 pounds and actively participate in all field trips and activities field days swimming science experiments etc..