Seeking School-Based Youth Advocate {2022-2023}

United Way of the Greater LV Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania

Do you have a passion to work with youth?  Are you seeking an opportunity to utilize your employment and/or educational background in a school based setting?

If you answered yes to either (or both) of these questions, CarbonCorps may be the opportunity you have been looking for.  

This role provides an opportunity to be a change agent working towards closing the achievement gap and removing barriers to learning for youth. Students are at the heart of our work and Mentors will help youth set goals, develop self-confidence and character, build leadership skills and provide access to external supports. Our program partners with schools to identify students who would benefit from a positive, adult role model that can give targeted social and emotional support as well as mentor students to be their best. Mentors will also learn about and build partnerships with community resources to assist their mentees and families.

The objective of the program is to provide inclusive mentorship support to students who are at risk for negative school outcomes. Students will be identified through a holistic process which encompasses academic test scores, behavior data and input from teachers/staff. Mentors will assist economically disadvantaged students in overcoming barriers such as behavioral challenges and limited access to resources. Members will have recurring access to vulnerable populations. Mentors will be assigned 10-15 students to follow throughout the school year, monitoring academics, discipline referrals, and connecting to existing programs within the school and in the community.

While serving, Members receive a living stipend twice per month and an education award at the end of successful service.

There are various service terms available to fit your current schedule best.  

To apply:  click on the "apply" button or email Marsha Macalush, Program Manager {}

United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley is an EEO employer -- M/F/Veterans/Disabled
United Way of the Greater LV is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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