TNAC members serve youth in both school and community-based settings. TNAC supports deep and sustainable local partnerships that increase the number of people, organizations, and resources dedicated to ensuring graduation success for all youth.
True North AmeriCorps members will:
• Increase the number of significant caring adult relationships experienced by the youth participants
• Work one on one and in small groups to provide evidence based reading and math interventions to students not performing at grade level.
• Implement high quality in/out of school time and summer activities to support academic engagement, youth development, study skills practice, career exploration, etc.
• Actively engage youth in meaningful service-learning or civic engagement activities
• Mobilize volunteers to promote academic success and engagement.
Using a Response to Intervention (RTI) approach, each True North AmeriCorps member works with a caseload of youth to provide integrated and data-driven student support interventions. TNAC members work with a team of school and community personnel to analyze the data, make referrals, identify youth who need support using academic benchmarks and teacher feedback to develop a plan to ensure students receive a variety of supports, including connection to caring adults, integrated academic support, and service-learning opportunities both in the school and out-of-school settings and access to high-quality afterschool and summer programming.
• Work with site supervisor and neighborhood school personnel to identify youth who are not meeting academic standards or who possess other risk factors including behavior and attendance issues or socioeconomic status.
• Coordinate and deliver academic interventions in reading and math as well as provide after-school and summer academic enrichment activities during the late afternoon and evening hours.
• Develop and organize projects that engage youth participants in at least 20 hours of service-learning. Facilitate a school/community wide service learning project during Global Youth Service Day.
• Assist supervisor and site coordinator to keep program records and evaluate program outcomes, making changes as needed based on evaluation data.
• Recruit, screen, train, oversee, and support volunteers for all OST programming. Provide resources to volunteers and document their impacts and hours.
• Participate in all TNAC and AmeriCorps required training and assignments
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Duluth YMCA Membeship
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check