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ABOUT THE AMIGOS PROGRAM
Amigos de las Américas (AMIGOS) hosts programs for young adults to volunteer abroad. AMIGOS’ volunteer opportunities focus on youth leadership training and community development in Latin America.
Youth Participants are competitively selected high school students who have demonstrated leadership aptitude and an interest in community service; exhibit flexibility, maturity, integrity, good social skills, and open-mindedness; have the motivation necessary to be active and successful exchange participants; and will attend at least one more semester of secondary school after the exchange program.
The application for San Francisco Bay Area Youth Ambassadors and Mentors is now open. Apply Today!
The Youth Ambassadors Program is one of the many exchanges sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA). The Youth Ambassadors Program brings together high school students and adult mentors from 25 countries across the Americas to promote mutual understanding, increase leadership skills, and prepare youth to make a difference in their communities. The three-week exchanges are focused on civic education, community service, and youth leadership development. After participating in the exchange, all Youth Ambassadors work on Community Based Initiatives in their home communities.
AMIGOS administers the Youth Ambassadors Program in Paraguay, Uruguay and the San Francisco Bay Area. In Paraguay, AMIGOS partners with Fundación Paraguaya’s Junior Achievement Team and the U.S. Embassy in Paraguay to carry out the Youth Ambassador Program. In Uruguay, AMIGOS collaborates withFundación DESEM del Uruguay and the U.S. Embassy in Uruguay to coordinate the program.
The 3-week international exchange for SF Bay Area Youth Ambassadors in Paraguay will run from July 10- August 3, 2012.
- Program Objectives
- Meet the Program Staff
- Interested in becoming a host family?
- Interested in being a youth ambassador or adult mentor?
Job Description for Teaching Assistant Go to http://www.aimhigh.org/faculty/apply_teach_aim_high.html to apply online Questions? email email@example.com
Position Description The position of Teaching Assistant (TA) is a unique opportunity for high school and incoming college students to develop teaching skills and experience by working directly with middle school students under the supervision of professional teachers. TAs assist Lead Teachers or Teaching Interns in teaching core classes (Math, Science, Humanities, Issues and Choices) and are responsible for leading or assisting in afternoon activities, monitoring lunch periods and recess, attending events in the evenings and writing student evaluations at the end of the summer. TAs often provide a valuable link between the adult teachers and the students and help to ensure that the Core Values (CORE) of Community, Opportunity, Respect and High Expectations are brought to life for students and fellow staff members. At Aim High, the opinions and viewpoints of TAs are valued in the teaching community. This is a six-week position; one week of training and five weeks with the middle school students (June 18th – July 27th).
Duties and Responsibilities • TAs work closely with assigned Lead Teachers or Teaching Interns in the daily planning and implementing of lesson plans in morning academic classes. This may involve assisting small groups of students, correcting homework, occasionally leading lessons, preparing materials, and other teaching related duties. • TAs co-lead advising groups, working to create a positive environment for sharing issues during the five-week program. • TAs assist and lead afternoon activities and sports offerings. This includes planning, leading and securing materials needed to run these activities. TAs are also often required to write a small number of end-of-summer student evaluations. • TAs are required to attend the entire first week of faculty training, after school faculty meetings, and special evening events.
Qualifications • Responsible, positive role model, diligent and conscientious, good communication skills. Aim High graduates are encouraged to apply. Compensation, Dates and Hours • TAs receive a stipend for the summer. Salary commensurate with experience and grade level. TA positions are full time over the six weeks of the program. TAs are expected to work during the program hours of 7:45 to 3:30, plus during after school faculty meetings and special events.
What is Dream Summer? Dream Summer is a 10-week full-time internship program that will place DREAM Act student leaders with social justice, labor and Queer/LGBTQ organizations. Each participant will receive a $5,000 scholarship to support her or his educational goals. Scholarships will be distributed at the END of the Internship.
For more info and to apply, visit: http://www.dreamresourcecenter.org/2012.html
- Cypress Mandela – http://www.cypressmandela.org/
- Rising Sun – http://www.risingsunenergy.
- Atlas Training – http://atlas-training.org/
Are you passionate about helping people and helping the environment?
Can you work as part of a team? Are you self-motivated?
Can you speak a second language, particularly Spanish?
You might qualify for a fun job marketing and making “green house calls” in your neighborhood.
If you’ve already worked as an Energy Specialist, we welcome you to apply again – and if you’re ready for more responsibility, check out our LIFT program.
You’ll be working from a local office in your community, as part of a team of twelve. First, you’ll be trained in marketing, customer service, and energy efficiency. Then, you’ll be teamed up with a partner to go into the field, outreach to the public, and perform green house calls.
You’ll check out each home, including bathrooms, kitchen, attic and yard, and to make recommendations about how to improve energy and water efficiency.
- You’ll replace old light bulbs with energy-efficient Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs.
- You’ll replace old shower heads with water-efficient aerated shower heads.
- You’ll install aerators to make faucets water-efficient.
- You’ll check toilets for leaks and water-efficiency.
- You’ll investigate attics and check insulation
- You’ll advise residents on how to save even more.
- You’ll perform between three and six green house calls each day.
From June to August each year, Tuesdays to Fridays, with some Saturdays.
We also run fall, winter and spring programs in some areas. Check back regularly to learn about current opportunities.
About $9 to $10 per hour.
Your school grades are less important than your attitude and your personality.
**We are currently taking applications for CYES Summer 2012 Youth Energy Specialists in the East Bay and Marin County.**
Energy Specialist 2012 Job Description
Energy Specialist 2012 Employment Application
We are also accepting applications for the Leader-in-Field-Training (LIFT) Program for summer 2012.
LIFT 2012 Job Description
- Lift a Brother Up (internship, career training, mentorship for 11th grade boys)
- Project WHAT! DUE March 30 (job for students with a parent who has been incarcerated)
- Dream Summer DUE March 30 ($5,000 scholarship & internship for immigrant & queer rights activists)
- Amigos DUE March 30 (free 3-week leadership trip to Paraguay, citizen ID required)
- Juma Ventures (summer job, career training & college prep program, work permit required)
- Rising Sun Energy Specialists (get trained in green technology, work permit required)
- Aim High (job as Teaching Assistant)
- Peralta Community College Summer Courses (returning Peralta students do NOT need to re-apply)
- Children’s Hospital (volunteer position)
- GIrls Rock Camp (music camp for middle and high school girls)
- Youth Radio (training, jobs and internships in broadcast journalism, radio and web production, engineering, and media literacy)
- Oakland Zoo (volunteer position as an assistant teacher or wildlife guide)
- Mosaic Project (leadership opportunity teaching peace and diversity to children at a sleep away camp)
- Galaxy Explorers (internship at Chabot Space and Science)
- Bay Area Youth EMT Program (EMT course and volunteer program, earn CCPA & college credit)
- Summer internship at Highland Hospital (medical training for seniors only – apply at: http://achpp.org/apply-
- LYRIC PAID Internship (plan a LGBTQ dance and be trained a queer social justice leader)
- Green Jobs Corps (environmental technology training + apprenticeship + job for graduating seniors). check out: http://www.cypressmandela.org/
our_programs/green_jobs_and http://www.risingsunenergy. program org/content/careers.htmland http://atlas-training.org/ training/index.php