Junior High Youth Development Intern (Academic Year)
York Community Resource Center (YCRC)
YCRC is a multi-purpose community resource center serving Villa Park residents. Programs include after-school and summer programs for children and youth in 1st – 8th grades, supportive wrap-around services for program families and community organizing.
Junior High After School Program
The after school program for students in 6th-8th grades offers educational support, teaches practical life skills, and offers other recreational and extracurricular activities intended to provide opportunities for students to engage in positive interactions and develop self-confidence and other pro-social skills. Students also participate in leadership and service opportunities.
The intern will work consistently alongside program staff in daily activities of the program. Responsibilities include providing tutoring in a variety of subjects, developing relationships with individual middle school participants, assisting with implementation of life skills lessons and materials, planning and implementing activities and field trips, tracking participant progress using report cards and internal tracking systems, and attending staff meetings. Some program activities may be modified or cancelled due to COVID restrictions.
The intern will receive exposure to various aspects of the after school programming that support the academic and social-emotional learning of Junior High students. The intern will receive experience in the over-all working of a Christian, community-based social service ministry and will gain knowledge of the assets and challenges of the diverse community served by YCRC. The intern will have the opportunity to utilize Spanish-speaking skills (if desired) in interactions with bilingual students and will learn of the supportive resources available to students and families.
BA/BS student in social work, education, sociology, Spanish, or a related field. Previous experience with Junior High students preferred. Outreach seeks interns that demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of low-income and diverse populations who also support OCM’s Statement of Mission & Faith.
Monday-Friday; 2:00-6:00pm, up to 5 days per week; Internship days (and to some extent hours) are flexible and can be negotiated to be consistent with program requirements.
Individual supervision provided weekly by program staff.
Shalina Wozny | HR@outreachcommin.org | www.outreachcommunityministries.org