Youth AmeriCorps Service Positions
"The City of Davenport AmeriCorps Program has a unique opportunity for Davenport High School Students who are between the ages of 17 - 19. This program provides the benefits of being an AmeriCorps service member (i.e. earning educational awards to use for higher education, and being supplemented with a bi-weekly living stipend, all while helping the community)with career exploration opportunities. 40 Davenport High School students will be selected from the application pool to participate in this amazing service learning experience. The Davenport Youth AmeriCorps Program combines volunteerism, job skills and leadership experience into a unique summer program that begins around May 8th and ends around August 26th.
The Youth AmeriCorps program is highly competitive. Candidates must first complete an application and seek references from 2 school staff members, which could be teachers, counselors, or coaches, and 1 community member, such as a past employer, a mentor or even clergy. Applicants will then be invited for an interview. After the completion of the interview, 40 applicants will be selected to attend an Enrollment day with their parent/guardian, where they will sign their service contract and officially become a Youth AmeriCorps member.
The 40 Youth AmeriCorps members will be placed at several different agencies within Davenportor the QC area and will be directly supervised by an agency employee, who will then mentor and teach their members about the career paths and opportunities that interest the Youth AmeriCorps member. Each member will have the opportunity for a positive and unique experience, while gaining real work experience, mentors, and resume builders. While each member will have a unique experience, every member will be serving towards the same goal: To make the Davenport community a better place to live, work and serve in."
Questions or to submit your resume/application- contact Shelby Newberry at firstname.lastname@example.org