4-H CAPITAL AmeriCorps members plan and lead hands-on science afterschool and enrichment classes at low-income elementary schools throughout Austin, TX. 4-H CAPITAL serves economically-disadvantaged youth who are underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields by providing experiences that encourage them to become successful lifelong learners who are interested in science. AmeriCorps members contribute to this effort by selecting activities, developing and delivering unit and lesson plans, and implementing behavior management techniques. Members receive training in classroom management, professional development, and four core areas (Animal Science, Garden Science, Natural Resources, and Engineering & Tinkering; please visit our website for descriptions https://agrilife.org/capital4-h-new/our-science-clubs/ (link is external) ). Members also participate in community activities, attend trainings, and may provide disaster relief work.
Service hours are Mon-Fri 9:00am - 6:00pm, with occasional opportunities to serve on evenings and/or weekends. Members typically work out of the 4-H CAPITAL office in central Austin from 9:00am until 2:00pm, at which point they head out to afterschool sites (mileage is reimbursed between work sites). Fridays are used for planning, team meetings, service and program reporting, and trainings.
-Earn a Segal Education award of $5,920 after successful completion your service term
-Student loans may qualify for forbearance during your term of service
-Health insurance and professional development opportunities provided
-17 years or older
-Commit to a term of service August 15, 2019– June 30, 2020
-Serve a minimum of 1700 hours (40-45 hours a week)
-U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States
-Must consent to 4-part criminal background check
-Experience working with youth (experience leading groups of youth preferred)
-A positive attitude and willingness to learn new things!
-Flexibility and the ability to be adaptable to the changing needs of the 4-H CAPITAL program and students
Apply today! Fill out an application here: https://agrilife.org/capital4-h-new/join-us/