The Y’s True North AmeriCorps (TNAC) program is dedicated to enhancing long term education equity outcomes by increasing K-8th grade students’ social emotional learning (SEL) skills. TNAC members facilitate weekly interventions including positive relationship building, academic enrichment, and individualized SEL skill building with identified students at their site. By engaging positive adults as mentors to provide interventions for youth with unmet needs, the program will improve participants’ social and emotional skills, attitude towards learning, and resiliency; ultimately increasing their likelihood to graduate high school on time. This is an AmeriCorps member position.
DESCRIPTION OF SITE
KEY Zone offers structured daily afterschool programming that includes a snack and physical activity, academic enrichment and choice time. There are sites across the Duluth area at Congdon Park, Homecroft, Lakewood, Laura MacArthur Lowell, Myers Wilkins, Piedmont, and Stowe Elementary schools. Visit truenorthamericorps.org/apply to learn more and apply.
Monthly Living Allowance of about $900 pre-tax
Education Award up to $4,441.50 at end of service term
Student Loan Forbearance and Interest Repayment
Free Individual YMCA Membership
Ongoing Professional Career Development
18 years or older at start of service term
High school graduate with diploma or GED
U.S. citizen, U.S. National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the United States
Complete and successfully pass the National Criminal History Check
Automatic disqualifiers: being required to or being registered as a sex offender; being convicted of murder; being convicted of child abuse, neglect, or maltreatment; being convicted of assault or drug charges within the last year
Served no more than 3 AmeriCorps terms previously
Committed to completing the entire term of service
Interest and experience volunteering or working with youth
Able to present oneself in a professional manner in a variety of settings
Computer skills including effective use of email, word processing skills, information entry into spreadsheets, and the ability to learn new technology systems
Strong written and oral communication skills effective with people from different backgrounds, cultures, and walks of life
Able to effectively manage a variety of tasks, priorities, and people
Basic CPR/AED and First Aid for adults, children, and infants. Training will be provided and paid for by the program upon start. Must be obtained within 90 days
TYPICAL SERVICE ENVIRONMENT
Noisy with many youth demanding attention in a classroom or large program space
May include a combination of inside computer / planning work in a shared office or cubicle and outside program facilitation in all weather conditions
Travel may be occasionally required for field trips or special events. Transportation can be provided.
Visual and auditory ability to observe and respond to participant behavior, enforce safety regulations, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
Physical ability to respond to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist youth in an emergency including lifting up to 20 pounds (fire, evacuation, illness, or injury). Possess strength and endurance to maintain constant supervision of youth.
Ability to drive and be insured for driving a Site vehicle not required but preferred.
NON-DISCRIMINATION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
Qualified individuals with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds strongly encouraged to apply. The Y provides equal opportunities to all applicants for AmeriCorps service without regards to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity/expression, marital status, military status, political affiliation, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the Y complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request for interviews and service activities.