Basement Teen Center AmeriCorps Member

Website Washington County Youth Service Bureau

The Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club’s Basement Teen Center has an opening for a full time (1,710 hours) AmeriCorps member. AmeriCorps is a national service program that engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.

The Basement Teen Center (BTC), is a substance-free, adult supervised space for teens to gather, attend workshops, learn leadership skills, and have fun located downstairs in Montpelier’s City Hall. The VYDC-BTC Activities Specialist AmeriCorps Member works with the teen center director to maintain a safe and engaging space at the BTC through programs, initiatives, and activities that help youth become active in their community. The member plans, implements, and supervises daily activities; tracks participation data, conducts community outreach, and supervises the space. The member co-leads the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), tutors as needed and facilitates collaborative projects with new and existing community partners. The member will help plan and facilitate programming centered around healthy meals; physical activities; civic engagement (discussions, service projects); opportunities for creative expression (music, writing, photography); academic support; life skills development; volunteer recruitment; and more.

This AmeriCorps Member position will complete 1,710 hours through a 10-12 month service term and receive a $16,700 annual living allowance. Upon successful completion of service, members are eligible for a $6,495 education award to apply toward existing or future education loans. Members can also put qualified student loans in forbearance while serving.

For more information about the BTC contact Robert Morgan today at [email protected] or 229-9151

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