Youth Corps Crew Leader

Organization:

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

Location:

Steamboat Springs, CO

Deadline:

Overview of Youth Corps Program: RMYC Youth Corps Crews serve all across NW Colorado, including Routt, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Garfield, Eagle, Pitkin, Lake, Summit and counties. As a Youth Corps leader, you will be leading 11-18-year-olds in any one or combination of these counties. Youth participants are paid a stipend (ages 14+) for the program, which is considered an entry-level conservation opportunity. 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 the community, increase academic success, and live healthy and productive adulthood. The education component of the Youth Corps consists of career development, leadership skills, healthy lifestyles, environmental education, personal growth, drug and alcohol awareness, and civic and social responsibility. RMYC runs three models of Youth Corps each running for 5 two week sessions. Leaders will be hired to work either the SLC model only or a combination of these models. Service Learning Crew: Participants ages 11-13 and volunteer their time for community service hours (unpaid) on a crew of 2 leaders, 1 Junior Leader, and 10 participants. Sessions: Monday - Friday, 7:30am-5pm, 1-2 camping nights per week. Community Youth Crew: Participants ages 14-15 are hired for crews of 2 leaders and 8-10 participants. Sessions Week one: Monday - Friday, 7:30am-5pm, Week two- Sunday- Friday 24/7 camping. Times and models may shift depending on needs in each county and may shift to two camping weeks with a weekend off in between. Regional Youth Crew: Participants ages 16-18 are hired for crews of 2 leaders and 8-10 participants. Sessions: 24/7 camping for full 2 or 4 week sessions. Overview of Yampa Valley Science School: Yampa Valley Science School (YVSS) serves all Routt County 6th grade students (261 in 2021) 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 operates 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 intergenerational 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.  Stipend: $600/week paid bi-weekly  Benefits: Cell Phone Stipend: $40/Month WFR Certification: April 24th- April 29th, 2022 (Youth Crew Leaders) WFA Certification: May 9th - 11th, 2022 (Service Learning Crew Leaders) ***WFR and WFA are optional and free of cost to participants who complete a term with RMYC*** AmeriCorps Benefits: 675 Hour Term (Summer only): $2,417.14.00 Segal Education Award 900 Hour Term (Summer and Science Camp): $3,172.50 Segal Education Award (Upon successful completion of the season) AmeriCorps members are eligible to participate in the CNCS Student Loan Forbearance Program