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Full time position available for AmeriCorps for Healthy Kids

  • Subject: [cg] Full time position available for AmeriCorps for Healthy Kids
  • From: "Tom Dietrich" <tdietrich@metroparks.org>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Aug 2004 14:18:25 -0400

Full-time Position Available
AmeriCorps for Healthy Kids Member
September 1, 2004 to August 31, 2005, flexible hours

Service Description:  Children?s Hunger Alliance and Five Rivers MetroParks?
Grow With Your Neighbors program are collaborating on a national service
program called AmeriCorps for Healthy Kids.  This AmeriCorps member provides
gardening, nutrition and health education to Dayton area youth.

Qualifications:
·	Ability to motivate youth and a desire to make a difference
·	Have a personal commitment to leading a healthy lifestyle
·	Skills in teaching or tutoring
·	Excellent communication and presentation skills
·	Ability and desire to work with children and diverse populations
·	Ability to work independently, adapt to new situations, and manage
multiple tasks
·	High school diploma, 18 years or older

Projects:
1.	Work with elementary schools, afterschool programs, and faith-based
organizations to:
·	Implement Food Folks nutrition curriculum and the CATCH physical activity
curriculum, with a focus on gardening and community gardening
·	Coordinate with teachers and staff to adapt the curriculum to needs of the
community
·	Organize a health fair to educate students and adults about fitness and
nutrition
·	Implement hunger/nutrition related service-learning projects to teach
students and community members the importance of service and leading healthy
lifestyles
·	Make presentations/provide materials for parents at PTA/PTO meetings,
family nights, school events, etc.
2.	Participate in training provided by Children?s Hunger Alliance and Grow
With Your Neighbors
3.	Provide programming to youth at community centers, schools and
neighborhood gardens.  Activities may include: community gardening, health
and nutrition education, and environmental education
4.	Work with Grow With Your Neighbors, Children?s Hunger Alliance staff and
local child nutrition program sponsors to promote child nutrition programs
5.	Develop and implement a public education plan, including a newsletter and
presentations, designed to educate the community about hunger and
under-nutrition
6.	Recruit and train adult volunteers to assist with above activities
7.	Assist Program Coordinator in collecting and assembling program
evaluation data

Compensation:
·	Monthly living allowance of $825.00 (taxable)
·	Education award upon completion of 1700 hours of service $4,725
·	Medical insurance, childcare benefits and mileage reimbursement
·	Paid training.  Travel to Columbus for a one-day training every other
month (Carpooling possible)

 Opportunities:
·	Gain experience and skills for career-building
·	Develop relationships with other agencies and individuals in the community
·	Enhance knowledge of child nutrition issues and the role of non-profit
organizations
·	Make a difference in the lives of Dayton?s children!

For more information contact:
Tom Dietrich
GWYN Program Manager
(937) 277-6545 ext. 1607
tdietrich@metroparks.org





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