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Mission Statement

The mission of AmeriCorps Youth in Service Program is to develop service leaders who address critical needs in the areas of education and human needs. AmeriCorps Members promote and develop the ethic of service by creating opportunities for others to perform meaningful community service, create increased opportunities for high needs students to improve their academic and social skills, and provide direct service to children and families that promote safe, healthy and sustainable living. We envision communities where all people are engaged in meaningful service that is dedicated to positive social change

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The mission of the Community Youth Services (CYS) Youth in Service Program is to develop service leaders who address critical needs in the areas of education and human needs in the Olympia area located in western Washington State. Our team of AmeriCorps members perform meaningful service with youth and families in need, such as creating increased opportunities for high needs students to improve their academic and social skills and providing direct service to children and families that promote safe, healthy and sustainable living. Members serve in full-time positions as tutors, mentors, program assistants and volunteer coordinator at local schools and youth-serving social service agencies. While members serve at different placement sites, teamwork is highly valued and members meet often for training, planning service projects and support. The Youth in Service program only accepts professional references; defined as teachers, coaches, clergy, and job or volunteer supervisors. Please visit our website to learn more about Youth in Service, including available positions with detailed descriptions: www.communityyouthservices.org/p_americorps_YIS.shtml

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