Work with school district(s) administration and staff to develop and implement a youth mentorship program aimed at redirecting youth from exclusionary discipline to community engagement. Develop relationships throughout the community for the purpose of connecting youth to community mentors. Provide all required reporting and feedback to the Coalition Coordinator and the school district staff regarding youth served through mentorship. Attend community meetings (online or in person) to build relationships with other organizations for the benefit of youth work in our programs. Work with youth support personnel in coalition youth programs, providing additional connections with youth as well as program development ideas and implementation. Assist coalition coordinator in program marketing and tracking. Assist with data for grant writing process. Develop programming to support prevention and intervention for different age groups. Lead community trainings in youth related topics.
Prairie Ridge Community Coalition is a grant funded community organization working from Prairie Ridge, an unincorporated Pierce County community outside of Bonney Lake WA. Utilizing partnerships with other organizations and funding from multiple sources, we focus our work on reducing violence to and from youth. This work can take many forms – strengthening parenting skills in families, making fun and safe spaces for kids and families to grow, providing education and prevention information to promote healthy choices, encouraging community cohesion, and making connections to resources needed for at risk and marginalized community members. We do much of our work at a centralized location in the Prairie Ridge location, giving people a consistent place to meet.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
Access to emergency fund
High School Graduate
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
- Age 17-25 at start of service term
- High School Diploma or equivalent upon start of service term, OR agree to obtain diploma or equivalent prior to using Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
- US Citizen or permanent resident
- Commitment to building skills and knowledge related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Ability to travel to service site(s) as well as other training or activity locations across Pierce County
- Ability to identify with and interact with youth in the context of mentoring them in difficult situations
- General Computer Skills including email and Microsoft Office
- Represent the diversity of clients being served through personal characteristics and/or lived experience . This may include, but is not limited to: different races, different religious backgrounds, LGBTQ, poverty, history of violence (to or from them).
- Previous experience working with youth or young adults
- Familiarity with the Pierce County community
- Skills and/or knowledge related to youth development, trauma-informed care, or diversity, equity and inclusion
- Skills in visual graphic work to support program marketing
- Social Media competence and appropriate online presence
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check
17 - 25