SUMMER BILINGUAL ENRICHMENT PROGRAMThis program serves approximately 50-60 elementary-aged (grades 1-5) students from the Puentes community. Programming combines bilingual literacy activities (reading, writing, discussion across a variety of styles) with other enrichment activities spanning yoga, mindfulness, art, social-emotional development, and structured play. We seek a group of dedicated volunteers who will facilitate daily interactive sessions. Volunteers will have a significant amount of leadership and teamwork responsibility and thus are expected to be highly motivated. The volunteers will be responsible for the daily functioning of the program by leading educational, cultural, and wellness activities and lessons with the students. Volunteers will work closely with the Puentes team and develop an understanding of the social determinants of health and social justice issues impacting this community. This is a special opportunity to learn about and to practice the process of development and implementation of community-grounded education work. Responsibilities include:- Provide tutoring, mentoring, and organizational support for 35-40 hours per week for seven weeks. Candidates must be available for the entire duration of the program.- Plan, lead, and implement activities and lessons for daily sessions.- Provide guidance and support to children and other volunteers.- Build relationships and work with parents, family members, and external resources to enhance children’s educational experience.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION*Program dates: The program will run Monday-Friday, 8:45am-4pm, from July 1-August 9, 2019. From July 1-August 2, programming will take place at Andrew Jackson School, 1213 S. 12th Street, Philadelphia PA 19147. From August 5-9, programming will take place at Puentes de Salud, 1700 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19146.
*Eligibility: We seek highly motivated and responsible individuals with excellent interpersonal skills to join our group committed to supporting the holistic education, health, and wellness of the children in this community. Fluency or proficiency in Spanish and relevant, previous experience working with children is required. We also highly encourage individuals who are fluent, bilingual, and/or native speakers of Spanish to apply. Please note this is an unpaid opportunity.
Final round of applications are due Thursday, April 25th, by midnight.
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