Academic All-Stars AmeriCorps Member

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Wed Nov 02, 2016 08:30 AM - Wed Nov 01, 2017 04:00 PM


1641 Porter St.Detroit, MI 48216


The Youth Development Commission will recruit, train and support AmeriCorps members to provide direct services in the areas of education and mentoring for high school students throughout metropolitan Detroit. AmeriCorps members will commit to a minimum of 1700 hours (approximately 35-40 hours per week) over twelve months of service (September 2016 through August 2017). Successful candidates will be passionate about creating equitable opportunities, career exposure, and addressing barriers for all youth to attend college. Prior to placement, members will receive 50 hours of structured skills training that will allow them to be successful in their placement.

Required Qualifications:

- Some college experience, at least 48 credit hours preferred

- Prior experience serving youth and volunteers

- Excellent oral and written communication skills

- Possession of valid driver’s license

- Possession of documentation of citizenship or lawful permanent resident alien status of the United States

- Willingness to submit to a comprehensive criminal history check, including an FBI fingerprint check

Program Benefits:

Members will gain valuable skills and knowledge that will enhance their college and career goals. In addition, members will also receive:

- An annual living allowance of $12,530 (pre-tax);

- Health care coverage;

- Income-eligible child care assistance;

- Ongoing professional development and networking opportunities;

- Participation in a statewide project dedicated to building the future of Michigan’s youth;

- Education Award of $5,730 to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans (pending completion of a minimum 1700 hours of service over a 12 month period) Individuals may receive no more than the value of two full time education awards in their liftimes;

- Forbearance on qualified student loans.


  • Tutoring
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization
  • Youth Services
  • Mentoring
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • One year commitment
  • Some college (48 hrs preferred), US citizenship or lawful permanent resident alien status

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