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Emerging Leaders for Civic Engagement Program Intern

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America On Track

America On Track’s Emerging Leaders for Civic Engagement program is an award-winning leadership and mentoring program held at school sites from 1:00pm to 6:30pm on Tuesdays. It is a multi-faceted program that provides fitness, character development, public speaking and leadership skills, academic enrichment, drug use prevention, and music appreciation. Our Emerging Leaders for Civic Engagement program offers a synergistic forum for all participants to develop strong public speaking skills and positive values as well as opportunities for a brighter future.

The 4-hour after school weekly program is led by dedicated America On Track staff members, interns and volunteers. Trained teen leaders are matched with 4 th, 5 th and 6 th grade student mentees who have been nominated by school administrators to join America On Track’s Emerging Leaders for Civic Engagement program.

The goal is to inspire today’s youth to become tomorrow’s leaders through a focus on academics and planning for college, increased knowledge about fitness and nutrition, drug use prevention, classical music and the arts, and strong skills in public speaking.

For over 2 decades, the America On Track Emerging Leaders for Civic Engagement program has undergone yearly science-based evaluations by one of the nation’s most respected evaluation firms. Year after year, the Emerging Leaders for Civic Engagement program has been rated at the level of "excellence."


The Intern reports to the Program Coordinator and is primarily responsible for assisting the ELCE Coordinator implement the curriculum for the Emerging Leaders for Civic Engagement program. This may include updating the attendance database, preparing materials prior to class, getting the room set up before the first students arrive, and thereafter assisting with a variety of activities until 6:30pm.

The program consists of working with the 4 th-6 th grade students from 2:30pm to 4:00pm and then with the teen leaders as well, who arrive at 4:00pm and stay until 6:30pm. Youth range in age from 10 to 18 years old and participate together in various activities from 4:00pm to 6:30pm.

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About America On Track


600 W Santa Ana Blvd Ste 710, SANTA ANA, CA 92701, US

Mission Statement

America On Track, an award-winning nonprofit organization, was founded in 1995 and serves more than 44,000 Orange County children and families. Please check out our website: for more information. America On Track’s mission is to inspire brighter futures by building youth leaders, supporting families, and strengthening communities through life-transforming programs.


Since 2004, America On Track has been successfully implementing a unique and comprehensive Brighter Futures for Children of Prisoners program (one of many programs).

The program provides multi-faceted components that encompass the following: STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) workshops, a "College Is For Me Too!" summer education camp, adult mentoring & training, nutrition education sessions, free age-appropriate books, special events and wrap-around services for the family.

This holistic approach helps children of prisoners set goals for the future to reduce potential involvement in the juvenile justice system and live rewarding lives.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


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Multiple locations Santa Ana, CA 92701



  • Child Development
  • Physical Education
  • People Skills
  • Nutrition
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Tutoring




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-8 hours/week for a minimum of 4-6 months
  • College students, recent graduates. Time for volunteering is 1:00-6:30pm Tuesdays

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