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Youth Education Coordinator

TerraCorps (Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust)

Athol ,  Massachusetts

TerraCorps is looking for 10 Youth Education Coordinators to serve in 11-month AmeriCorps positions with community-based nonprofits across Massachusetts. These 1,700 hour AmeriCorps positions receive a living allowance ($12,530), education award ($5,815), and additional AmeriCorps benefits. The 2017-2018 program will run from 8/28/17 – 7/27/18.

Youth Education Coordinators (YEC) build the long-term capacity of their host site by engaging youth in service learning, experiential education, and inquiry-based science and nature learning projects. They collaborate with schools, libraries, and youth groups on projects that connect young people to the natural world, improve science literacy, and encourage healthy lifestyles. YECs may help their host site to engage with educators and volunteers to guide youth in environmental inquiry and discovery, school and community garden projects, urban tree stewardship projects, urban pocket park projects, and “green jobs” training and internship programs. By serving with youth in an outdoor learning environment, they reinforce the connection between people, nature, and community and foster an inclusive land stewardship ethic in future generations.

Application specifics, position descriptions, and information about organizations hosting TerraCorps members can be found at www.terracorps.org.

Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Interviews begin mid-April, and we aim to fill all positions by the end of June.

AmeriCorps programs provide equal service opportunities. TerraCorps will recruit and select persons in all positions to ensure a diverse and inclusive climate without regard to any particular status. We encourage applications from individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations for interviews and service upon request. TerraCorps is a grant program of the Corporation for National and Community Service.



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