Sunday, July 26, 2009

Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteers for the Adolescent Girls Program

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Subject: Volunteer Opportunity: Volunteers for the Adolescent Girls Program

Job Title:
Volunteers for the Adolescent Girls Program

Sauti Yetu Center for African Women

Adolescent Girls Program

Sauti Yetu Center for African Women is currently recruiting volunteers for its adolescent girls program. Volunteers will serve as mentors and tutors within the program. We are looking for adult women who can volunteer about an hour per week to mentor, tutor and advocate for an African immigrant girl in the Fall. We will provide training and match them with a young woman at the end of the summer. Please share this information with anyone who might be interested. Further information about this opportunity and the application process is listed below and included as an attachment.
Thank you!

The Girls Empowerment & Leadership Initiative (GELI) is a program of the Sauti Yetu Center for African Women. Its purpose is to offer a leadership development and academic enhancement experience to African immigrant girls that is culturally relevant and gender-sensitive. Participants are introduced to the program during the summer through a 9-week summer leadership development group that focuses on cultural negotiation and self-esteem building using the theater arts. During the academic year, we offer specialized support to African immigrant girls to enhance their academic opportunities. Specifically, students are assigned an Academic Enhancement Coach and have the opportunity to attend weekly TESOL Power Reading/ Writing Workshops.

The Academic Enhancement Coach is responsible for:

* Serving as a role model to program participants

* Tutoring the student in school subjects for at least one hour per week

* Assisting in the development of an Academic Enhancement Plan (AEP) for their assigned student

* Tracking the student&rsquo;s progress on the AEP

* Attending Academic Enhancement Activities every six weeks

* Documenting all activities and submitting paperwork to Sauti Yetu Center for African Women

* Attending monthly supervision with GELI Program Manager

The average expected time commitment per week is 4 hours per week over the academic school year (October- June).

Eligibility Requirements:

* Women between the ages of 20-33

* Current residents of New York City

* Currently enrolled or recently graduated college students (graduate or undergraduate) who have completed at least 2 years of higher education

* Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA

* Have some experience working with youth

Preference will be given to those candidates with direct experience in Africa and/or with African immigrants.

To apply submit the following:

* Cover letter (indicating why you would like to become a GELI Coach)

* Resume or CV

* 3 References including names, phone numbers and email addresses (1 academic, 1 professional & one more of either)

* Writing sample

Contact information:

Ramatu Bangura, Program Manager
Sauti Yetu Center for African Women
P.O. Box D, New York, NY 10034
Phone: 718-665-2486
Fax: 718-665-2483

Posted by:
Jerin Alam
National NOW Young Feminist Task Force
National Organization for Women (NOW)

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