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*Goodwill* - Portland Community Squash - Portland, ME

Company: Americorps
Location: portland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

*Goodwill* - Portland Community Squash - Portland, ME

The Multilingual Leadership Corps AmeriCorps Program places AmeriCorps members in Maine schools and nonprofit organizations serving 4-12 immigrant and refugee youth (IRY). This program increases academic engagement among IRY through mentoring and implementation of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) best practices. Implementation is achieved through targeted practice of four SEL best practices: 1) Prioritize Youth Engagement; 2) Facilitate Peer-to-Peer Engagement; 3) Coach Youth through Goal Management; and 4) Encourage Member/Staff Engagement. In addition, AmeriCorps members leverage volunteers to engage in implementing SEL practices and mentoring in school/afterschool School Skills Support, Aspirations support, Enrichment, and Community Engagement programs. Portland Community Squash has created a facility and community of adult and junior squash players representing diverse socioeconomic groups and backgrounds in Portland, Maine. Our mission is to sustain this diverse community and to provide academic, wellness, and squash instruction to challenge and empower local youth to achieve academic success, physical wellness, constructive citizenship, and a path to higher education and beyond. With a variety of youth program offerings, we serve an intentionally diverse group of students in grades 4 through 12. In addition to squash coaching and competitive match opportunities, youth participants in the Rally Portland program at Portland Community Squash also receive wellness instruction, leadership and character development, academic tutoring, social-emotional support, college and career readiness, and community service and travel opportunities. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : Members will implement the Social Emotional Learning practices mentoring program, an intervention for academically disengaged students. In addition, AmeriCorps members will leverage volunteers to engage in mentoring and in-school/afterschool service-learning, academic support, parental engagement, and enrichment interventions. The members at Portland Community Squash will serve as Academic & Wellness Coaches. As such, they will coordinate and supervise homework help and academic enrichment sessions; create and supervise youth wellness curriculum, including fitness, character development, social-emotional health, and team-building; provide individualized academic coaching for youth; develop and maintain partnerships with local school personnel and other agencies to recruit and support students; conduct home visits to engage and establish relationships with parents and families of youth; manage volunteer recruitment; and organize community-engaged service projects for youth.

Program Benefits : large network, access to courts, gym , Living Allowance , Training , Education award upon successful completion of service , Health Coverage , Childcare assistance if eligible .

Terms :

Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended .

Service Areas :

Children/Youth , Education , Community Outreach .

Skills :

Counseling , Youth Development , Public Speaking , General Skills , Communications , Team Work , Writing/Editing , Recruitment , Teaching/Tutoring , Leadership , Community Organization , Education .

Keywords: Americorps, Portland , *Goodwill* - Portland Community Squash - Portland, ME, Other , portland, Maine

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