Mentoring Services Program Coordinator
United Way of Enid & Northwest Oklahoma was recently notified of its selection as an AmeriCorps site. The award is the result of a competitive grant application process through Red River Community Corps, the Oklahoma in Action AmeriCorps program.
Dan Schiedel, Executive Director of United Way, is thankful for the award. “The AmeriCorps member will serve as the Program Coordinator for the continuation of the mentoring initiative, “Coach a Kid.” The member will recruit, train, and coordinate mentors’ (coach’s) schedules with students. This position is the critical component to making the mentoring program a reality.”
Schiedel, who also is a member of the Education committee of the Enid Human Services Alliance, said the mentoring initiative is a direct result of the committee’s work. “The Education Committee is comprised of fully vested community members who see the direct correlation between educational success and the lifelong economic well-being education brings to individuals, families, and our community.”
The mission of “Coach-A-Kid” is to improve students’ academic achievement with a focus on reading and math, to build self-esteem, establish positive relationships, and help children overcome negative behaviors. “This can be done by simply listening to a child read, reading to a child, or helping with flash cards, “Schiedel added.
United Way of Enid & Northwest Oklahoma is currently seeking qualified applicants for the 2017 – 2018 Program Coordinator position. Salary and travel expenses are provided and an Education Award of $5,815 is received at the end of the first year of completed service. The Education Award can be used to pay education costs at qualified institutions of higher education, for educational training, or to repay qualified student loans. Additionally, the award may be transferred to the AmeriCorps member’s child, grandchild, or foster child if the member is at least 55 years old when they enroll or begin their service.
Learn more or apply by downloading the detailed description.