K2H Civic Futures Secondary School Mentor - Peace Jam
Campus Compact of the Mountain West
Campus Compact of the Mountain West (CCMW) is a membership organization that engages college and university presidents throughout Colorado and Wyoming as part of a national coalition of more than 1100 colleges and universities across the country. These institutions are passionately committed to the value service learning and civic engagement brings to higher education and the community. We connect
student needs to community needs by empowering students to get involved in social issues where they can make a difference - not only in the lives of others, but also in their own growth as students and citizens of the world.
K2H Civic Futures AmeriCorps Program
The K2H Civic Futures AmeriCorps Program focuses on civic learning and engagement opportunities and skill development for kindergarten through higher education (K-H) students. In addition, the K2H program strengthens partnership pipelines between K-12 systems and higher education systems that
create continuity for civic learning and engagement initiatives as students transition from K-12 to higher education.
The PeaceJam Foundation is an international organization led by 14 Nobel Peace Laureates whose mission is to create young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities, and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates who pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody. PeaceJam engages young people in a powerful service-learning program that includes an
annual Leadership Conference with a Nobel Peace Laureate. PeaceJam’s international headquarters in located in Arvada, Colorado. PeaceJam Rocky Mountain serves as the regional chapter of PeaceJam, supporting PeaceJam programming in schools and community organizations and engaging youth and
their communities in the Billion Acts of Peace Campaign to address the most pressing issues facing our planet. PeaceJam has engaged over 1 million youth and inspired 63 million acts of peace worldwide.
AmeriCorps Member Benefits: Part-time Education Award Position
K2H Secondary School Mentor (Part-time 300 hour AmeriCorps Members)
* Approximately 8 hour/week for the Academic Year (10 months) or 5-6 hours/week for full calendar year
* Education award of $1,230 to be used for current educational expenses, to repay qualified student loans, or to be used within 7 years for educational expenses
* Deferment of existing student loans during the K2H term of service
* Hands-on experience in the field of K-12 education, higher education, civic learning and engagement, community development, youth development
Roles & Responsibilities
1) Implement civic learning and engagement programming with K-12 youth in public schools
* Commit to working with K-12 youth in classroom and extended-day programs focused on civic learning and engagement
* Adhere to the program design selected by participating K-12 sites, which for this position is the PeaceJam program.
2) Team Development & Reporting
* Meet bi-monthly with K2H AmeriCorps Members for training and reflection
* Attend required training and development opportunities provided through CCMW and through
the host site
* Complete all monthly time reporting, data collection, and progress reporting required by CCMW and CNCS
3) Site-Specific Responsibilities
* Participate in PeaceJam Training sessions.
* Deliver PeaceJam leadership programming for middle and high school age students in school or out of school sites (schedule is flexible and TBD with each potential site).
* Implement activities from the PeaceJam Curriculum that highlights the work of PeaceJam’s Nobel Peace Laureates and engages youth in the service learning projects in their own communities.
* Commitment will be inclusive of planning time and time with the youth during PeaceJam sessions.
About Campus Compact of the Mountain West
333 Regis Blvd, Denver, CO 80221, US
Campus Compact of the Mountain West is a membership organization of college and university presidents devoted to promoting civic learning. CCMW is part of a national coalition of more than 1100 colleges and universities who are passionately committed to the value service learning and civic engagement brings to higher education and the community. We believe it is one of the most powerful tools to prepare students to be active, committed, and informed leaders and citizens
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