Temp/Seasonal Youth Corps Leader
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May 20th, 2019 – September 28th, 2019
Training Dates: May 20th, 2019- June 6th
Conservation Corps Dates: June 10th- August 17th
Session Break: August 19th- 23rd (unpaid)
Yampa Valley Science School Training: August 26th- September 6th
Science School Program: September 9th-September 28th
Stipend: Training: Weekly stipend of $400/wk
Field Season: Weekly living stipend of $550/wk
Science School: Starting at $2450 for 5 week program
AmeriCorps Benefits: 675 Hour Term: $2,255.24 Segal Education Award
(Upon successful completion of the season)
Plus: Free camping and access to a kitchen at the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps Headquarters (for locally based crews), food while with crew overnight, transportation, opportunity to receive a low cost Wilderness First Responder Certification
Overview of Youth Corps Program: RMYC Youth Corps Crews serve all across NW Colorado, including Routt, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Garfield, Eagle, Pitkin, Lake, Summit, Grand, and Clear Creek counties. As a Youth Corps leader, you will be leading 11-18 year olds in any one or combination of these counties. Each Crew is broken up by age group. Youth participants are paid a stipend (ages 14+) for the program, which is considered an entry level conservation job. The goal of our Youth Corps is to lead local youth on local projects- either in their home counties or in NW Colorado at large. We strive to place youth with projects where they can form a local connection and see the greater impact in their communities. Our Youth Corps provides young adults with the opportunities and tools to build strong bonds to community, increase academic success, and live a healthy and productive adulthood. The education component of Youth Corps consists of career development, leadership skills, healthy lifestyles, environmental education, personal growth, drug and alcohol awareness, and civic and social responsibility. Five 2-week sessions: Sessions may be two weeks camping, or one week day program followed by one week camping. The day program runs Monday – Friday 8am-4pm, second week camping 24/7 (leaders work 7:45am-4:30pm on non-camping week).
Overview of Yampa Valley Science School: Yampa Valley Science School (YVSS) serves all Routt County 6th grade students (288 in 2017) each year in a residential, experiential Science Camp. Operated in cooperation with local schools since 2000, YVSS incorporates a 5-day, 3-night science curriculum integrated with 6th grade academic standards, team building activities and personal growth experiences for the students. The camp is operated in the month of September at the historic Perry Mansfield Performing Arts Camp in Strawberry Park. The goals of YVSS include: to provide place-based environmental education through experiential and interactive lesson activities; to link the communities within the Yampa Valley; to provide inter-generational links and mentoring opportunities for sixth graders, high school students, college students, and community adults; and to foster integrated academic education with the public-school systems.