An Up2Us Coach will serve with a sports-based youth development (SBYD) organization focused on bringing sports to children who need it most. Up2Us Coaches will leverage the power of play and teamwork to reduce youth violence, promote health, increase academic success, and improve futures. An Up2Us Coach will receive over 40 hours of professional development, including SBYD training, and will have access to a network of over 1,200 youth development organizations for future career development and networking.
Coaching, program design, mentoring, data collection, complete reflection logs, attend/participate in training sessions
Community Need Addressed
The lack of caring, positive role models for underserved youth. Up2Us Coaches are role models, mentors, and community leaders.
Up2Us Sports uses sports-based youth development (SBYD). SBYD has the potential to achieve even better outcomes than other interventions. Kids who play sports are more likely to: improve their grades and stay in school, work as a team and set personal goals, be physically healthy, make smart choices about drugs, alcohol, and promiscuous sex, and learn conflict resolution skills, reducing violent behavior.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Stipend, Training
Skills you will gain
Program development, conflict resolution, youth engagement, community development, youth development techniques, professional development, relationship building.
Competencies You Will Develop
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Turn taking
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Select and implement well-considered solution
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, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, 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, 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, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment