High School Education Specialists support our Academic Student Unions (ASUs): innovative enrichment programs that offer high school students academic and social-emotional support during both out-of-school time programming and in-school interventions.
AmeriCorps members will provide students with academic and/or senior case management that helps provide students with the skills and habits necessary to graduate from high school and persist onto post-secondary education. Members will provide individualized tutoring and social support for youth, and work to strengthen the relationship between school, child, and parent. Members will engage in parent outreach as well as planning and implementing community service activities with teens and families.
• Assist Leadership Team in curriculum implementation.
• Coordinate with Site Coordinator on student recruitment and engagement strategies.
• Builds relationships with a small cohort of students.
• Provides hands-on academic assistance to students daily.
• Provides complementary homework help and foundational support daily.
• Helps each student achieve success by encouraging students to reach individual goals.
• Provides enrichment activities for students based on member’s individual gifts and talents.
• Plan and execute monthly parent meetings.
• Sustain effective partnerships with community organizations.
• Collect and utilize data to inform programming, employing ETO database.
Community Need Addressed
Lack of college access resources, lack of safe and welcoming student centered spaces for high schoolers from low income communities
Increased high school graduation and college going rates
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
Health insurance reimbursed up to $160/month. Cell phone bill reimbursed up to $25/month. We emphasize professional development and training opportunities for our service year members. Reduced housing rates in Nashville for service year members.
Skills you will gain
Relationship building, time management, classroom management, program management, problem solving
Competencies You Will Develop
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Improvise
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
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, 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