Interested in serving your community while also growing personally and professionally -- all while earning a modest living allowance and education award? Then consider a term of service with the LEAD (Learn. Educate. Activate. Develop) AmeriCorps Program at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania!
AmeriCorps members at BGCWPA will have a unique opportunity of serving with youth from August 2023 - June 2024 in one of the Clubhouses across Allegheny or Somerset County. Members will be implementing curriculum and programming on a day-to-day basis and will focus on multiple literacy programming including reading, writing, social-emotional learning, career development, and leadership skills. If you have a personal interest such as STEAM, engineering, writing, or anything else - you can bring this to your term of service as well!
Members will tutor Clubhouse youth in two main categories: (1) K-8 Clubhouse youth, with a primary focus on literacy, social-emotional learning (SEL), and basic soft skills and career exposure, and (2) Grades 9-12 Clubhouse youth, with a main focus on career readiness and financial literacy, as well as academics and SEL. The latter program will also include a focus on employability skills through experiences and skill development related to leadership, civic engagement, financial literacy, computer literacy, and resume/cover letter building and job searching, which prepare youth to be successful in school and/or the workforce.
Members will also participate in team-building activities, professional development, and experience in skill-building for career growth!
There are two types of part-time positions available.
Quarter-time (QT) over 40 weeks, serving between 12-15 hours per week. QT members receive a living stipend of $4,050 over the 40 weeks and an education award at the end of $1,718.25.
Half-time (HT) over 40 weeks, serving between 23-25 hours per week. HT members receive a living stipend of $8,100 over the 40 weeks and an education award at the end of $3,247.50.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Upon completion of the members’ service year, they will have the opportunity to be hired as a staff member at BGCWPA. They can then receive access to TEACH (Teacher Education And Compensation Helps) programming to go to school and earn an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education at 5% of the cost.
College Degree, GED/High School Diploma, Credential or Certification
Less than High School Completed
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check