To support Memphis Athletic Ministries (MAM) Career Readiness Director with the three-year pilot career readiness program which trains selected high school youth who live in the impoverished zip codes 38105, 38106, 38114, 38118 and 38122. The outcome we seek is for our inner-city youth, as adults, to gain employment and transition to permanent career track employment to break the cycle of poverty, thereby becoming responsible, productive citizens.
The VISTA member will support the Director in building capacity for this program to excel. Assess the current career readiness program in the areas of curriculum, classroom activities, on-site job responsibilities. Analyze and implement an infrastructure for the current program in the areas of job or college placement for current students and follow-up for former career readiness graduates. Establish systems and procedures to track participants' job performance at MAM centers, any outside part-time jobs, and any future employment after completion of high school.
Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits attendance at school during off hours . Service Areas :
Children/Youth , Education , Community and Economic Development . Skills :
Counseling , Team Work , Public Speaking , Leadership , Writing/Editing , Education , Communications , Business/Entrepreneur .