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AmeriCorps Member, Mentoring to Access Corps (Alpena)

The AmeriCorps member with the Mentoring to Access Corps (MAC) AmeriCorps program will be placed at Alpena Public Schools to recruit, train, and support mentors or provide direct mentoring to provide career exposure opportunities and/or encourage high school youth to consider, plan for, and prepare for postsecondary education. The MAC AmeriCorps member will commit to 1700 hours (approximately 35-40 hours per week) over a year of service. Successful candidates will be passionate about creating equitable opportunities, career exposure, and addressing barriers for all youth to attend college.

Responsibilities and Activities:
  1. Conduct mentor screening, enrollment, and matchmaking, when applicable to creating 30 new matches 
  2. Enhance and implement College Positive and/or Career Exposure Mentor recruitment and retention efforts
  3. Recruit volunteers to facilitate age appropriate career exposure and college access activities, such as job shadowing, mock interviews, hands-on programming, skill building activities, work-based learning, etc. 
  4. Interact with mentors and volunteers to provide age appropriate career exposure information and resources
    • Host match activities that expose mentees to a variety of career opportunities 
    • Target match meetings/site based programming around career based activities (Career Club)
  5. Provide mentors and mentees with age appropriate information about postsecondary education opportunities and the college admission and financial aid processes
    • Train new and existing mentors in College Positive Mentoring curriculum and/or career exposure opportunities
    • Enhance and expand mentor training efforts related to college access and/or career exposure opportunities
    • Monitor and support College Positive Mentors and their mentees, particularly on topics related to achieving school success and college readiness
    • Connect College Positive Mentors to school success, college admissions and financial aid resources to be passed onto mentees (e.g. tutoring services, scholarships, etc.)
  6. Organize at least three college positive activities that encourage mentees to consider, plan for, and apply to college
    • Host regular workshops and events for mentees to discuss topics relevant to college preparation (e.g. College Application Week, College Goal Sunday, financial aid information sessions)
    • Plan college field trips to expose mentees to various postsecondary education options
  7. Organize at least three career-based activities that expose mentees to future career opportunities
  8. Plan and implement at least one community service project involving mentees in service, with emphasis on projects during national days of service (e.g. Global Youth Service Day, MLK Day of Service, National AmeriCorps Week)
  9. As opportunities present themselves, partner with local community groups—particularly Local College Access Networks (LCANs)—to provide college access and career exposure services and resources to mentees
To Apply:
Please go to www.alpenaschools.com Employment Opportunities tab or contact APS Human Resources.
If you have further questions, 989 358-5026 (Joyce McCoy)
All applications will be submitted through AppliTrack.
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