Aim High places teams of dedicated AmeriCorps Members in four local elementary schools, where they serve as tutors and mentors for students that need extra support. Ideal candidates believe in the power of education and are committed to helping children thrive.
Our AmeriCorps Members support students’ academic, social, and emotional development by:
-Tutoring and mentoring students one-on-one
-Instructing small groups of students
-Supporting teachers in the classroom
-Leading extended learning opportunities, like afterschool clubs and summer day camps
Essential Functions include the ability to:
-Tutor, mentor, and nurture students
-Lead a team of other AmeriCorps members and assist with matching them with appropriate activities
-Work and effectively communicate with teachers and administrators
-Aid teachers and enrich learning through grade-level classroom assistance
-Serve consistently and reliably
-Speak clearly and effectively to large and small groups
-Work independently as well as part of a team
-Facilitate meetings of diverse participants
-Use basic computer software such as Microsoft Office and navigate the internet
-Abide by all AmeriCorps rules and provisions
Community Need Addressed
AmeriCorps members in our program work directly with students who need academic and/or social-emotional support.
Aim High tutoring and mentoring interventions strive to help students increase their academic performance and behaviors.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
We are enrolled with America's Service Commission's Member Assistance Program, which allows members unlimited in the moment telephonic counseling services with master’s degree-level counselors.
Skills you will gain
Teaching, tutoring, mentoring, communications, time management, community engagement, leadership
Competencies You Will Develop
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment