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Porter-Leath AmeriCorps

Company: Americorps
Location: Memphis
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Porter-Leath AmeriCorps

The Generations AmeriCorps program recruits current, former, and future college students to enrich the academic lives of at-risk early childhood center students. The AmeriCorps Enrichment Member will have a strong focus on center in-reach for academically challenged youth. The Member will partner with a classroom teacher to select students in need of academic enrichment. The member will work one-on-one with children who have scored low on the school readiness assessments for their age. The member, in conjunction with the classroom teacher, design lesson plans to promote school readiness in terms of literacy skills that include domains in phonological awareness, print awareness, early writing and alphabet know;edge. These activities will promote increase in scores related to language and cognitive skills for pre-literacy. In addition, members will leverage over 120 additional volunteers that will engage in literacy activities in the preschool centers. Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : Members will assist in early childhood classrooms. The members, with the assistance of the classroom teacher, select children with low performing scores on the school readiness assessment. The members will design lesson plans and provide individual and group activities that will focus on literacy skills in the domains of phonological awareness, print awareness, early writing and alphabet knowledge. Members will focus on language and cognitive skills to increase the assessment scores for school readiness.

Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service , Training , Childcare assistance if eligible , Living Allowance , Health Coverage .

Terms :

Uniforms provided and required , Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended .

Service Areas :

Education .

Skills :

Public Speaking , Leadership , Writing/Editing , Veterans , Youth Development , General Skills , Fine Arts/Crafts , Education , Team Work , Community Organization , Social Services , Teaching/Tutoring .

Keywords: Americorps, Memphis , Porter-Leath AmeriCorps, Other , Memphis, Tennessee

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