Academics in Motion is a school based positive youth development and mentoring program for academically under performing members of school extracurricular clubs and teams, young women and men, who are at the highest risk of not completing high school and not going to college. We also work with similar high-risk students referred to us by the principal, teachers and counselors. We provide a Positive Youth Development curriculum that we call AIM for Success through a trained Youth Development Coach (YDC). This curriculum also provides academic interventions. Our vision is to provide youth with access to opportunities - educational, cultural, social, career, personal- not available in their neighborhoods.
The performance of each YDC will be evaluated based on the following duties and responsibilities:
1. Provide guidance and career counseling to students;
2. Monitor academic progress of students;
3. Create an academic support system (i.e. study tables, tutoring, etc.) to supplement what is already offered within the school;
4. Refer students to specialized community and professional resources if these services are not available within the school;
5. Recruit and organize volunteer mentor, tutors, etc.;
6. Determine the ‘team obstacles’ and provide workshops to develop the necessary life skills/transferable skills which address issues;
7. Facilitate communication among school personnel, parents and student athletes;
8. Develop initiatives to foster attainment of Program goals;
9. Mobilize parent groups to reinforce initiatives;
10. Coordinate team’s community service activities;
11. Collect on going data for evaluation, outcomes assessment and program promotion;
12. Prepare a report for the academic coordinator and director to be submitted at the conclusion of each marking cycle;
13. Update all files at the conclusion of each year;
14. Meet with coaching staff and parents to discuss academic/eligibility concerns when necessary;
15. Complete other duties as assigned by the Sr. Director of Programs;
17. Reliable Transportation;
18. Attend AIM Annual Training in August and February;
19. Computer Skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Email, Google Docs).
Additionally, the AmeriCorps CAA Coach will:
• Encourage participants to gain and develop life skills, knowledge, and techniques through sport, using lessons learned at Up2Us Sports’ best in class training events
• Perform data collection activities such as directed by your CAA Program Manager
• Act as a role model, gaining the respect and trust of the community and youth served
CAA AmeriCorps Coaches must complete the following requirements to ensure successful completion of the AmeriCorps program:
• Completion of the minimum required hours of service and training by last day of coach contract
• Attendance at the CAA orientation
• Completion of twice monthly America Learns reflection logs at an 80% level or higher
• Completion of timesheets
• Attendance at a day of service
• Attend/participate in CAA trainings, meetings, and special initiatives
• Attend Coach Training Institute (date to be announced by CAA Program Manager)
Coaches must wear CAA branded t-shirts provided by Up2Us Sports with CAA and AmeriCorps logos when coaching and at program sessions and events
Restrictions on Eligibility for Benefits
If a candidate has participated In:
• Two full-time service terms or their equivalent, the candidate will be ineligible for a third Education Award or other in-service and after-service benefits.
• Four AmeriCorps National Direct or State service terms, regardless of whether those terms were served on a full or part-time basis, the candidate is ineligible for benefits.
Additionally, a candidate cannot serve if:
• Failed to disclose to CAA any history of having been released for compelling personal circumstances or for cause from another AmeriCorps program, this will render him/her ineligible to receive the Education Award and may render the Coach ineligible for service with the Program.
• Released for cause from another AmeriCorps program but was released having performed satisfactorily, the candidate may still be eligible for participation in the Program. However, this eligibility does not guarantee selection or placement.
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
• AmeriCorps is open to U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent residents.
• Members must be 18 years old.
• Members must have, or be working toward a High School diploma, GED or it’s equivalent
Bachelor Degree, Must be available after school from 2pm-6pm, Monday- Friday. Must live in the NYC area where you can commute to the Bronx each day.
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check