Dubuque County Extension is looking to fill a fulltime AmeriCorps position. AmeriCorps members will serve in school-based and community-based host sites developing and strengthening youth development programs for Iowa youth. Through partnerships with a variety of community entities and volunteers, members’ service positions will be targeted toward ensuring that children and youth have in their lives high quality positive youth development opportunities. Members may assist youth in completing homework assignments; provide one-to-one assistance in academic areas such as math, reading, and science; and develop positive and nurturing mentoring relationships with youth. Members may also assist students in developing youth-identified and organized service learning events such as park beautification and intergenerational story sharing. In partnership with a variety of community volunteers and entities including local businesses, agencies, organizations, and institutions, members may develop enrichment activities to strengthen and sustain out-of-school programming and fulfill the goals of the AmeriCorps 4H Outreach Program, emphasizing the 4-H priorities of Healthy Living, Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Citizenship and Leadership, and Communication and the Arts. Enrichment activities may include career shadowing, citizenship, drama, drug prevention, environmental, health, life skills, nutrition, personal safety, recreational, and technological learning events.
If interested please contact:
Katie Peterson | 4-H Youth Development
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
4-H Youth Program Specialist | Region 11
14858 West Ridge Lane, Suite 2, Dubuque, Iowa 52003