Massachusetts Promise Fellows deliver the resources that young people need to be successful in life by mobilizing and organizing community activity, creating and leading powerful initiatives, and training and inspiring citizen volunteers.
The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship achieves this by placing Fellows with non-profit organizations and state/local government agencies that focus on fulfilling the needs of our youth by providing; a caring adult, a safe place, a healthy start, a marketable skill, and an opportunity to give back.
The Teen Mentor Fellow will serve with Girls’ LEAP (Lifetime Empowerment and Awareness Program) which is focused on promoting the safety and well-being of girls, women and their families in underserved communities through education programs. Girls’ LEAP provides programs that integrate physical self-defense skills with discussions, role plays and activities to help girls learn skills to respond to a range of threatening situations safely including: bullying, harrassment or even assault. The Fellow’s role will consist of three aspects: 1.) Learning the Girls’ LEAP Self-Defense Curriculum, 2.) Teaching Girls’ LEAP programs, 3.) Developing the Brockton Teen Mentor Program.
- Participate and complete staff training for new instructors
- Assist with or instruct 2-4 programs per season with several different lead and co-instructors to observe teaching styles
- Receive constructive feedback, training, and supervision on a regular basis in order to successfully lead Girls’ LEAP Programs independently
- Identify new potential program partners to recruit assistant instructors (College mentors are called Teaching Women) and Teen Mentors
- Supervise Brockton Teen Mentors
- Work with Program Director to schedule Self-Defense program(s)
- Continue and expand the Teaching Women partnership at Stonehill College
- Participate in trainings for Teen Mentors and Teaching Women
- Schedule Teaching Women and Teen Mentors in programs, meetings and continued professional development.
- Travel at least once/month for Fellowship meetings, retreats and training throughout the Commonwealth
- BA/BS preferred
- Excellent organizational and communication skills
- The ability to work independently
- An interest in and commitment to national and community service
- The desire to work with diverse constituencies
- Flexibility and a sense of humor
- Ability to see the big picture without losing sight of the details
- Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
- Professional and mature
- Must have regular access to a car
- Able to serve within a flexible schedule
- Must be willing to comply with a criminal background check and FBI fingerprint check
- Must be a US Resident, US National or Permanent Resident Alien
For a one year full-time commitment and 1700 hours of AmeriCorps service Fellows receive:
A taxable living allowance of $269/week ¨ Comprehensive health care benefits ¨
Excellent training opportunities ¨ FREE courses at Northeastern University in the College of Professional Studies ¨
Loan forbearance and a $5,550 educational award
Apply ASAP! Applicants are hired on a rolling basis; applications will be processed now through May 25th, 2012. To apply, send a letter of interest, resume and contact info for three references, preferably electronically to the contact information listed below. Be sure to include your last name, then first name in the document’s file name.
Deborah Weaver, Girls’ LEAP
197A Centre Steet, Dorchester, MA 02124
Ph. 617-514-4285; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Interviews will take place in April and May of 2012
- Hiring decisions will be made on or before June 15th, 2012
- Program start date is August 2012
- Visit www.masspromisefellows.org for detailed program information