Lead AmeriCorps Members and Mentor Youth in the Rocky Mountains as an AmeriCorps Team Lead.
Amazing nature, mountains, snow, sun, and aspen trees.
- year round
- Avon, Colorado
- $2,700.00 - $3,000.00 / month
- Some experience required
- Start Date:
- Starts soon! (Jan 02, 2023)
The AmeriCorps Team Lead is key service role in the YouthPower365 Peak Pathfinder AmeriCorps program responsible for providing direct service to students and other members, serving as a mentor in both environments. Service will be divided between Member Support, Program Support and Direct Service with youth. The AmeriCorps Team Lead will have a primary service site where they will provide direct service. Additionally, the Team Lead will spend 1-2 days a week with the AmeriCorps Manager doing drop-in visits to other service sites. The AmeriCorps Team Lead position is a paid position with many benefits, detailed below.
YouthPower365 has been working closely with the School District for the past 20 years to identify and address achievement and equity gaps to support students. They are currently looking for their second class of Peak Pathfinder AmeriCorps members, an exciting new program that provides wrap around supports to students and families. The second class of the Peak Pathfinder AmeriCorps program is ongoing and will conclude July 28th of 2023. There will be an option for the Team Lead to remain in a crucial leadership position for year 3. During their term members are provided with housing at no cost, a living stipend, health insurance, many opportunities to gain professional skills, an opportunity to be on a team of like minded peers, and an Education Award upon successful completion of the program.
The Eagle River Valley hosts a vibrant and international community. With 52% of students identifying as LatinX, Spanish is widely spoken by teachers and students. World class ski resort Vail also attracts tourists and employees from all over the world. Members will have many opportunities to engage with many community partners and learn more about history and culture of this amazing location.
Nonetheless, the students YouthPower365 and Eagle County Schools serves have never needed our support more. Student mental health and engagement have been gravely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Chronic truancy and absenteeism have become a real challenge for schools. Data reported from the Healthy Kids Colorado survey indicates that bullying, mental health struggles, and lack of motivation are more prevalent than ever including over 20% of Middle School students having experienced a desire to kill themselves. The goal of the Peak Pathfinder program is to engage with youth that are struggling and provide a trusted adult relationship that inspires, encourages, and empowers them.