Youth Villages AmeriCorps Member
Youth Villages AmeriCorps is a full-time service opportunity for individuals committed to creating safe learning environments for youth experiencing behavioral or emotional challenges. Members are presented with opportunities to engage youth who have otherwise experienced repeated failures and low self-concept with the traditional learning process. The Youth Villages AmeriCorps team transforms student apathy into student engagement using a variety of experiential approaches such as West African drumming, service-learning, gardening, service engagement, horsemanship, art, and other methods. Members also support local nonprofits and organizations in the community through weekly service projects and provide natural disaster response throughout the state of Georgia. Members are eligible for HOUSING AND MEALS, LIVING ALLOWANCE, HEALTH INSURANCE, AND OTHER BENEFITS, INCLUDING EDUCATION AWARD. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. AmeriCorps Application
Skills/Interests: Conflict Resolution , Social Services , Writing/Editing , Team Work , Education , General Skills , Disaster Services , Teaching/Tutoring , Youth Development , Leadership , Community Organization , Environment , Fine Arts/Crafts.
Service Areas: Community and Economic Development , Education , Community Outreach , Environment , Children/Youth , Health , Disaster Relief.
MUST have some college experience and be at least 20 years of age.
Youth Villages AmeriCorps members provide critical literacy and life skills tutoring, service learning, afterschool and summer programming, and classroom assistance to children and adolescents at the Youth Villages Inner Harbour Campus, a residential treatment facility on 1,200-acres in Douglasville, GA. Additional opportunities for members include leading service learning initiatives, community gardening, outdoor education activities, a variety of professional and member development trainings, including ropes course facilitation and Therapeutic West African Drumming Instructor certification. Members collaborate with local nonprofits and organizations on weekly service projects and provide disaster relief assistance in the state of Georgia. Full-time members serve 1,700+ hours from October through early August, while half-time members serve 900+ hours in full-time capacity from January through early August.
About Youth Villages at Inner Harbour
4685 Dorsett Shoals Rd, Douglasville, GA 30135, US
Youth Villages at Inner Harbour strives to help children and families live successfully.
By coordinating unique therapeutic programs with classroom activities and wilderness experiences, we are able to help young people develop trust, build self-esteem and become receptive to the intensive psychiatric treatment they receive.
Our programs work. For many of our clients, Youth Villages at Inner Harbour is their last resort, yet after discharge, most of our patients are either back in school or gainfully employed, as evidenced by our ongoing surveys.
Youth Villages at Inner Harbour's residential treatment center provides much more than conventional treatment. It immerses young people in ground-breaking experiential, activity-based therapies that are offered in a natural setting. These therapies are designed to stimulate learning through a series of activities that progressively challenge a person's social, emotional, mental, and physical resources. Inner Harbour provides an ideal setting for its pioneering programs.
Youth Villages at Inner Harbour is the only residential treatment center in Georgia offering educational services which are accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools for over twenty-five years, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, and the Association of Experiential Education.
4685 Dorsett Shoals RdDouglasville, GA 30135
October 12, 2021
- Literacy / Reading
- Youth Services
- Outdoor Recreation
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- A full time (40+ hours per week) service opportunity