The Academy Project is building an innovative education engagement model that provides consistency, stability, and support beginning with 7th grade foster youth in Los Angeles, CA. Unlike many programs, our target audience is those most at risk of not completing their high school diploma (as opposed to those demonstrating the most potential).
Engagement begins prior to the start of the school year, during a summer program Camp Xavier. Our Camp is designed to inspire, educate, and prepare the twenty incoming members for their participation in The Co-Op, our afterschool program. The student’s will attend 5 days of day camp, where they will have the opportunity to participate in activities such as arts & crafts, sports, photography and drama, to name a few.
Our ultimate aim is to take accountability for our student’s grade 7 – 12 educational experience in totality. We’re working towards launching a full-time pilot program in 2018. Our intent is to extend our principle into the school day, to expedite remediation and support services, and to build a stronger community for attendees.
We are looking for volunteer counselors for our 1 week summer program, Camp Xavier
Some info about Camp:
Camp will be held on the campus of USC.
It willthe last week of July, with two training session the week before.
Camp will be held from approximately 9am-4pm each day.
We will be working with foster youth entering the 7th grade.
Some info about being a VolunteerCounselor:
Volunteers will serve as Camp Counselors, the backbone to our program. Volunteers will be asked to take part in a variety of tasks including: supervising, directing or organizing participants; providing one-on-one assistance; overseeing a variety of sports and activities; overseeing meal support or daily set-up and clean-up of classrooms and common areas.
Positions will be determined based on experience, prior service, availability and personal preferences.
The most important responsibility is being a positive role model to campers, leading by example and building their confidence and self-esteem. We’re committed to delivering a quality, enriched experience for the children.
What we are looking for in a Volunteer:
At least 18 years of age
Previous experience working with children, in a day camp setting would be advantageous
Specialty skills are desirable (i.e. arts & crafts, dance, songs/music, sports, drama, story telling / skits, recreational games etc.)
Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor / indoor settings, including severe heat.
Must be extremely energetic, outgoing, fun & enthusiastic
Must be a team player with a positive attitude and leadership skills
Must be self motivated, innovative, creative and flexible
Must be dependable and responsible with a great work ethic
Previous experience with diverse populations would be an advantage
Must be willing to take Orientation and Training before Camp starts
We are excited to meet with you and talk about Camp Xavier, The Academy Project, and what we can do together.
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