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ORGANIZATION: YES! Program

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The YES! Program seeks enthusiastic VISTA Volunteer candidates committed to giving back and growing the sports-based youth development field.

Do you want to help a sports-based youth development organization recover from the COVID-19 pandemic? Through a partnership between YES! Program and Up2Us Sports VISTA, you will have the opportunity to serve a paid summer service term (in person or remotely) in the YES! Program in Portland, Maine. As a YES! Program VISTA, you will support the program in the following capacity-building area:

* Marketing outreach and development
* Marketing, sales and social media

More opportunities with YES! Program

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About YES! Program

Location:

PO BOX 9715-181, PORTLAND, ME 04101, US

Mission Statement

The YES! Program’s mission is to provide a positive environment for student athletes by: creating fundamental life experiences and learning opportunities; serving as a primary prevention strategy against substance abuse, gangs and other risk behaviors; building student athletes’ confidence and self-esteem through teamwork and community recognition; and helping student athletes develop effective communication and leadership skills. The YES! Program offers player skills development, summer league play, tournaments, educational clinics, and much, much more.

Description

The YES! Program engages youth ages 8-18 in basketball skills development and sporting
events, and media communications and technology through after-school activities and summer
programs.


In addition, the YES! Program provides students of all backgrounds the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on training in Media technology and television broadcast productions. YES! TV, our youth-driven production team, has produced more than 1500 television broadcasts aired
in New England. YES! media students have taken the leadership role in all aspects of the
production process. The YES! Media Team has produced weekly shows, which airs on CW in Maine and New Hampshire reaching over 400,000 households. Our Media Team
broadcast model is shifting to Live Streaming online events tied to multiple social media
platforms.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Media & Broadcasting
Sports & Recreation
Children & Youth, Media & Broadcasting, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Sales Marketing
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Social Media / Blogging

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 40 hours per week.

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