Following are part time AmeriCorps Team Member positions available for the 2017-18 service year, listed alphabetically by city. AmeriCorps Team Members serve K-12 youth by normalizing college going, mentoring, and increasing student success and college access. Your service will enrich the lives of those you serve and leave lasting impacts on these students, families and Montana communities as well as help to alleviate poverty through attaining higher education. Candidates must be 17 years of age and be current college students (work-study, internship, volunteer or practicum). Team Members will complete 300 service hours during the academic year or before August 31, 2018.
Girl Scouts of MT & WY Join a team to support under-served girl scouts. In Billings and on the Crow Reservation, the poverty rate is increasing, with the most affected group being kids under 18. The AmeriCorps program will help engage college students in delivering college-positive mentoring and guidance to under-served girls in grades k-8. They will engage them in mentoring, college access, leadership, STEM, and outdoors programming. They develop at opportunities to bring elementary and middle school girls to campus to engage with professors and different departments with a variety of majors. Support lessons and activities for girls in APD troops at local schools. To serve with Girl Scouts in Billings, apply here.
Rocky Mountain College The AmeriCorps team will provide various opportunities for Rocky students to mentor and inspire elementary age students while learning about the value of civic engagement. Through the Bears and Cubs program of one on one mentoring the team will enhance the programming to focus on college access using college student mentors. The team will support the identified needs of the elementary school by providing mentors; as well as activities with various academic programs; food pantry and personal hygiene product support. The AmeriCorps team will host multiple service projects with youth working to improve and refine projects for long term sustainability.
Montana Tech Serve this year by engaging first generation, low income youth in mentoring activities designed to help them succeed in school and motive them to plan for and pursue post-secondary education.
The Montana Tech AmeriCorps Team Members will collaborate with local partner schools and organizations to promote and facilitate college positive activities for k-12 youth. The team will work together to implement various projects, including but not limited to: engaging students in school and after school mentoring at partner schools and organizations, delivering college access curriculum such as financial literacy workshops, facilitating a summer nudging program encouraging post-secondary enrollment for recent high school graduates, recruiting and supporting college students as college positive volunteers to strengthen service projects and college access programming, assisting with/participating in required national days of service projects, and engaging students in community service projects to encourage civic and community engagement. To serve this year with Montana Tech, apply here.
Girl Scouts of MT & WY Join a team to support under-served girl scouts. In Great Falls and on the Blackfeet Reservation, the poverty rate is increasing, with the most affected group being kids under 18. The AmeriCorps program will help engage college students in delivering college-positive mentoring and guidance to under-served girls in grades k-8. They will engage them in mentoring, college access, leadership, STEM, and outdoors programming. They develop at opportunities to bring elementary and middle school girls to campus to engage with professors and different departments with a variety of majors. Members will support lessons and activities for girls in APD troops at local schools. To serve with Girl Scouts in Great Falls, apply here.
Montana State University – Northern Serve this year by mentoring and supporting students at local high schools and at the Boys and Girls Club. The team will support 5 pre-college activities with high school students focusing on College Application Week and FAFSA completion working with the Financial Aid Office at MSUN. These members will serve at the Boys and Girls Club of the Hi-Line and support MSU-Northern’s college readiness initiative. The MTCC AmeriCorps Team Members will commit to serving at least 300 hours over their term of service. This position is work study eligible. Successful candidates will be passionate about creating equitable opportunities and addressing barriers for all youth to attend college. To serve with MSU-Northern, apply here.
Big Sky High School Serve this summer by motivating and empowering youth to attend college through meaningful mentoring and college positive role modeling. The Big Sky High School AmeriCorps Team Member will support and facilitate existing school-based initiatives and pre-college activities at Big Sky High School that encourage students and families to consider, plan for, and apply to college. The Team Member will be responsible for recruiting volunteers to support these pre-college activities, such as ACT/SAT preparation, parent education programs, college application help days, and college/campus experiences, and will serve to actively engage students in the college preparation process. The AmeriCorps Team member will also mentor and support at least 30 youth through one-on-one and group activities related to college access and student success, such as creating 5-year plans and conducting career inventories. Mentoring will boost students’ self-esteem, normalizing college going, and provide them with a meaningful relationship with a college positive adult. To serve this year with Big Sky High School, apply here.
EmpowerMT Serve this year by empowering yout h to reduce prejudice, prevent violence, and resolve conflict through facilitating leadership trainings, mentoring programs, and afterschool programming. The EmpowerMT AmeriCorps Team Members will assist in developing youth leaders in violence prevention at Big Sky High School by facilitating mentoring programs for young men and LGBTQ students. The team will provide early exposure to violence prevention and leadership training through the afterschool Empowering People, Inspiring Change (EPIC) Club at local feeder schools. Large-scale school climate improvement will be aided by the organization of EmpowerMT Leadership Matters trainings for freshman, school-wide Diversity Week activities, and the recruitment of student volunteers to lead EmpowerMT programming. To serve this year with EmpowerMT, apply here.
Flagship Serve this year by engaging at-risk youth in college positive activities and healthy after school programming. The Flagship AmeriCorps Team Members will assist in mentoring youth (25-50 students at each school) and in facilitating after-school programming that engages students in learning, career readiness, and leadership activities. After-school programs will provide at-risk youth a safe place to develop new skills, boost their self-esteem, and build meaningful relationships with college positive adults. The team will also aid in volunteer recruitment and community outreach, facilitating a volunteer outreach plan with a goal of recruiting 700 volunteers to lead and assist in Flagship after-school programs for the following academic year. To serve this year with Flagship, apply here.
spectrUM Discovery Area Serve this year by engaging preschool-8th grade youth in hands-on science activities at spectrUM Discovery Area and in spectrUM’s clubs, camps, and outreach programs. You will provide high-quality science education through the use of interactive exhibits, activities, and demonstrations. As a spectrUM Science Educator, you will serve as a role model to the High School Explainers while they grow their science and education capabilities and provide opportunities for youth attending spectrUM programs to meet with and interact with role models from the university and community to encourage college going. To serve this year with spectrUM, apply here.
Salish Kootenai College Serve this year by mentoring youth in media arts education and supporting them with activities to tackle Environmental Science and Cultural Heritage on the Flathead Reservation using media art/technology. They will collaborate with community nonprofits, area schools, and organizations and work closely with FT4G partner Native Teaching Aids on design-related skill development for the project, devising media-based mechanisms for attracting and engaging community members and youth to participate in identifying challenges and creating solutions for the food insecurity challenge. The members will work to engage 8th–12th grade students to network with art/design/tech professionals by collaborating to solve real world problems within the community. The youth will engage in activities including the “jam” weekends, student field trips/college tours, demonstrations, and art/tech refinement consultations to develop specific aspects of participant projects. To serve with SKC, apply here.
Fort Peck Community College Serve this year by working towards increasing college access and student success for area students. Poplar is the second largest town on Fort Peck Reservation and is the home to the headquarters for the Assiniboine and Sioux tribes. At Poplar High School, only 39% of students graduated in the 2015-2016 school year. The AmeriCorps team will use the resources and connections of Fort Peck Community College to support local tribal students. Various activities may include: youth sports programming, mentoring at the juvenile detention center, educational community garden projects, high school to college bridge curriculum implementation, and high school tutoring programs. To serve this year with Fort Peck Community College, apply here.
Richland County Boys & Girls Club Serve this year by engaging youth in academic mentoring at the Boys & Girls Club and local school districts to encourage student success and post-secondary enrollment. The Richland County Boys & Girls Club AmeriCorps Team Members will support first generation, low income youth through academic mentoring, civic engagement, and promoting healthy lifestyles at the Boys and Girls Club. The team will engage in variety of projects including supporting a food stability/backpack programs, delivering financial aid and scholarship workshops, assisting with college and job fairs, facilitating community and school based mentoring programs, recruiting and supporting college student volunteers to strengthen service projects and college access programming, assisting with required national days of service projects, and engaging students in community service projects to encourage civic and community engagement. The team will partner with school districts in Richland and Dawson Counties to encourage post-secondary education through financial aid workshops, college and job fairs, scholarship preparation workshops, and mentor programs. To serve with the Richland County Boys & Girls Club, apply here.
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