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Youth Development Specialist

Bay Area Community Resources
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BAYAC AmeriCorps Members will serve in positions such as After-School Educators, Academic Coaches & Tutors, Program Coordinators, Student Advocates, Assistant Teachers, and Health Educators in school based and community based organizations around the San Francisco Bay Area. Members will participate in Friday team day meetings that include personal and professional development trainings & peer support throughout the duration of their service. Members will also engage in National Community Service days such as Make A Difference Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day, and Cesar Chavez Service Day.

Service Activities

Depending on the service site you interview and are placed with, our members facilitate small group intervention activities, lead classroom learning activities, develop and implement school based curriculum, deliver student workshops and training, provide one-on-one and group tutoring and academic support, and develop community partnerships and resources for students and their families.

Community Need Addressed

Underperforming schools in urban communities, creating safe spaces for youth to develop and grow.

Position Outcomes

Increased academic skills, connection to caring adult role models, development of caring school and community climates that value youth.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training

Education Benefits

Our members receive the opportunity to become First Aid and CPR certified.

Skills you will gain

CPR, First Aid, Teaching, Facilitation, Classroom Management, Non-Violent Communication, Working with Trauma, Youth Development Models/Trends, Curriculum Development, Teamwork, Collaboration, Accountability, Time Management

Competencies You Will Develop

Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints
Creativity & Problem Solving
Improvise, Provide relevant expertise
Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others
Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them
Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Create environment of contribution, Set goals
Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Education & Youth, Health & Nutrition
  • Length of Service 11 Months
  • Education Requirements GED
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Arts Organization, Charter School, Community-based Nonprofit, County Office of Education, Elementary School, High School, Middle School, Recreation or Youth Center, School-based Nonprofit
  • Weekly Training Hours 4

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