Fields: Community Development, Economic Development, Youth, ,
Location: Mount Vernon Washington
Details and Requirements: The aim of the project is to build employment skills, match students with mentors, and increase exposure to and exploration of post-secondary options for high school students. Ultimately, the VISTA will help facilitate opportunities for economically disadvantaged students to obtain a living wage job and build necessary employment skills.
Specific VISTA activities include:
1. Creation and development of a career prep class for economically disadvantaged high school students.
2. Development of volunteer program including recruitment, training, marketing, and continued support for volunteers.
3. Building connections and opportunities with local organizations/businesses
4. Creating a system to track student performance and success.
**The stipend provided for this job is enough to cover the costs of living at the location.***