The Program: United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties will run a lunchtime mentoring program in local middle schools during the 2021 – 2022 school year. This program will contribute to students’ academic success, positive attitudes towards school, and decreased absenteeism.
The Position: Each AmeriCorps member will coordinate the lunchtime mentoring program at their assigned middle school. This includes recruiting mentors from the local community, hosting mentor trainings, coordinating matches between mentors and students, monitoring program progress, and addressing scheduling, communication, and training needs as they arise. The AmeriCorps member will also coordinate with school leadership to provide targeted academic and social-emotional support to students.
The Service Location: Each AmeriCorps member will serve in a local middle school in Benton or Franklin County, WA. The Member will spend time in the assigned school and at United Way’s Kennewick office. Assignments to middle schools will be based on experience and skills of members and the needs of local middle schools.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Mileage and cellphone reimbursements included. Comprehensive professional development and training provided.
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
•Associate’s or bachelor’s degree, or in-progress college coursework.
• Experience working or volunteering with minors and/or in an education setting, or relevant college coursework.
• Ability to effectively manage complex tasks and managing priorities.
• Proficiency in use of Office 365 and teleconferencing platforms (e.g., MS Teams, Zoom).
• Fluency in a language other than English.
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check
18 - 25