America Reads & St. Katharine Drexel After-School Program
These two programs each provide students the opportunity to serve as a reading tutor to a child(ren) in grades k-3 in the city of Boston.
Reading Tutors will:
- Provide one-to-one tutoring, unless otherwise specified, to a young child.
- Work with on-site coordinator and/or team leader in developing innovative and exciting literacy initiatives.
- Provide teachers and/or parents with child's progress, when necessary.
- Attend and participate in support sessions (once/month) to share experiences, ideas, concerns, books and resources with other reading tutors.
- Attendance at tutoring site on scheduled days and times is required. In case of an emergency, the tutor must call the on-site coordinator at least five hours in advance to notify him/her of tutor's absence.
- Communication lines should be open with on-site coordinator and other members of the program to ensure that everyone's needs are addressed and met.
- Timely submission of work-study time sheets.
- Enjoy working with children.
- Attendance at trainings and meetings.
- Completion of Orientation/Training prior to placement.
- Completion of Orientation to school teachers.
Peace First is an organization dedicated to creating safe schools in partnership with families, teachers, and students. Each year, hundreds of colleges and community volunteers commit 3-5 hours a week to teach a year long violence prevention curriculum and to provide services to thousands of students in elementary and middle schools throughout Greater Boston, Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.
Peace First Instructors will:
- Teach children, along with another co-teacher, the essential skills of peacemaking and non-violence through the Peace First curriculum.
- Teach a one hour class once a week with the same students all year, as well as work with a specific Peace Games program which will be at Mission Grammar in Roxbury, MA.
- Work approximately 10 hours per week - meeting with your teaching team to plan the lesson; teaching the Peace First lesson or program specific activities; meeting with your site coordinator, classroom teacher or program director; working on your site specific project and/or teaching additional classes.
Peace First will conduct a formal training which is required in September and again in January.
- Enjoy working with children.
- Attendance at all trainings and meetings.
- Previous experience working with children in a school setting, after-school or camp is strongly encouraged.
Since 1968, Sociedad Latina has worked in partnership with Latino youth and families to end destructive cycles of poverty, health disparities and lack of opportunity in our community. Through our Leadership Pipeline of services, we pioneer new and innovative solutions to the most pressing issues facing Latino youth today, supporting positive youth development from age 10-21, creating a community that supports young people and training all youth to advocate for themselves and their communities.
- As a mentor, get to know the mentee through program activities and relaxed conversation
- Provide academic support in areas such as math, science, writing, and/or test preparation
- Provide guidance and support for mentee, researching careers and their requirements; researching and planning for post-high school options, and going through admissions processes
- Enforce program expectations
- As interested, contribute to curriculum for group activities and workshops, and/or facilitate group activities and workshops
- Participate in leadership/community-building activities
- Demonstrate an interest in working with high school students
- Must have had experience working with high school students
- Demonstrate qualities essential for successful mentorship (good listening, supportive demeanor, sense of humor, ability to serve as role model)
Jumpstart Boston at Simmons College with Colleges of the Fenway
Jumpstart works towards the day every child in America enters school prepared to succeed. To this end, they recruit, train, place, and support achievement-oriented college students to serve as part-time AmeriCorps members, working individually with young children to build skills crucial to school success.
As a Corps member, you will work on a team of other college students in one-on-one relationships with local preschool-age children. You will serve with your team twice a week - either Monday & Wednesday 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Tuesday & Thursday 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., or Wednesday & Friday 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. You will also serve 5 additional hours each week in the classroom of your partner child.
- Work-Study Compensation.
- Hands-on and professional development experience.
- An Ameri-Corps education award of $1,000 upon successful completion of the full service term.
- Eligibility for the exclusive two-year Pearson Teacher Fellowship upon graduation.
- Dedication to early childhood education.
- Strong language and communication skills.
- Ability to build relationships and collaborate with families of Jumpstart children.
- Commitment to service.
- Experience with community service projects.
- Ability to make a commitment to community service and carry it to fulfillment.
- Enthusiastic and positive attitude towards helping others.
- Ability to work well on a team.
- Availability, dependability, and willingness to be flexible.
- Maturity and good judgement in relating to peers, program partners, and Jumpstart families.