Urban Scholars Summer Associate (10 Positions Available) AmeriCorps VISTA

LifeBridge has 10 VISTA summer associate positions dedicated to our Urban Scholars Summer Youth program. The Urban Scholars program launched last year and continues to grow despite the pandemic. We have safety protocols in place including masks, social distancing, and intensive cleaning. Our goal is to provide full day summer programming to 100 scholars in July and August. Many middle school-aged youth are left home alone and on-site programming will provide a safe place for young people while their parents/guardians are working. Along with programming, we will provide transportation, breakfast, lunch and a snack. Bridgeport youth are already behind the curve in academic achievement and this academic year has been especially challenging. Using Social Emotional Learning based approaches, the Urban Scholars Summer Program will reinforce learning and life skills using fun STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) projects. VISTA Summer Associates will help make the program a reality. Based on your skills and interests, you will develop and lead program activities. You will work in small groups with young teens, providing academic and emotional support, as we work to develop their resilience. While all programs are designed with learning in mind, they are also designed to be fun and engaging. We are excited to grow this program and make an even greater impact in Bridgeport.

Member Duties : Summer Associates will develop curriculum in their area of expertise and work directly with youth as they deliver program. We will work as a team to help youth develop academically, creatively, and socially. Summer Associates work in pairs to lead groups of about 16 youth.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend.   *For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Terms : Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours.
Service Areas: Children/Youth, Technology, Education
Skills: Education , Team Work, General Skills, Leadership, Conflict Resolution, Computers/Technology, Youth Development.
Term: 6/20/2021 – 8/21/2021, Full Time, Listing ID: 102419