Promise Fellows will work with youth in grades 7-10 at one of the following locations: Metcalf Junior High School, Eagle Ridge Junior High School, Nicollet Junior High School and Burnsville High School.
Promise Fellows focus their service on working with youth who are at risk of dropping out of school. Fellows provide researched-based interventions that focus on promoting and improving attendance, behavior and school success. This opportunity will include mentoring students during the school day, assisting with academics, engaging students and families in the school and community and service learning.
Full-time AmeriCorps Promise Fellows serve 1,725 hours (35 to 40 hours per week) from Sept. 2013 to Aug. 31, 2014. They will receive: a modest living allowance (approximately $1,000 monthly pre-tax); health insurance; qualified student loan deferment; qualified childcare assistance; $5,550 education award upon successful completion of service; ongoing, extensive support and training.