Fenway High School is looking for two individuals interested in being Scholar Coaches at our school. These individuals would be employed by Up2Us (a member of the AmeriCorps community) but be based at Fenway High School. General responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to: attending Up2Us virtual training in February and other associated trainings/check-ins as required by Up2Us, working with Fenway High School students in both core classroom support roles and in elective classes, lead small group learning activities, and mentoring and tutoring individual students. Per Up2Us, this role will frequently focus on supporting scholar athletes at Fenway, but individuals should be willing to work with any students regardless of athletic affiliation.
This is a part-time (roughly 20 hours/week), stipend position through Up2US that is based at Fenway High School, a Boston Public School, in the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston. Day-to-day responsibilities and expectations will be established by Fenway High School administration. Preference will be given to alumni, Boston Public School graduates, and those looking to begin a career in education.
Up2Us Coaches serving through AmeriCorps must complete their assigned term of service listed above not to exceed a 12 month period. During the term of service, the coach will serve in a direct service role. Specific job functions include but are not limited to:
Attend Up2Us virtual training in February and other associated training/check-ins as required by Up2Us.
Work with Fenway High School students in both core classroom support roles and in elective classes.
Lead small group after school and during school learning activities.
Mentoring and tutoring individual students.
Potentially facilitate a curriculum based around social-emotional health.
Additionally, the AmeriCorps Up2Us Coach will:
Encourage participants to gain and develop life skills, knowledge, and techniques through sport, using lessons learned at Up2Us Sports’ best in class training events
Perform data collection activities, as directed by your Up2Us Sports Program Manager • Act as a role model, gaining the respect and trust of the community and youth served
Up2Us AmeriCorps Coaches must complete the following requirements to ensure successful completion of the AmeriCorps program:
Completion of the minimum required hours of service and training by last day of coach contract • Attendance at the Up2Us Coach orientation
Completion of bi-weekly timesheets
Attendance at a day of service
Attend/participate in Up2Us Sports trainings, meetings, and special initiatives
Attend Coach Training Institute (date to be announced by Program Manager)
Coaches must wear Up2Us Sports branded t-shirts provided by Up2Us Sports with AmeriCorps logo when coaching and at program sessions and events
Founded in 2010, Up2Us Sports is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring youth to achieve their potential by providing them with coaches trained in positive youth development. We do this by identifying, training and supporting coaches in their communities who bring sports-based youth development to the most underserved communities. The Up2Us Coach and Up2Us Training programs empower youth-based organizations across the country to become a united force for meaningful change. Up2Us Coach is the first national service program to identify and train young adults to coach and mentor kids in low income communities. Coaches are trained in youth development and mentoring strategies to promote physical activity, healthy living, and good decision making, while cultivating caring, trust-based relationships with the youth they serve.
AmeriCorps State and National programs provide thousands of Americans each year the opportunity to improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. Funded by the Corporation of National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency, AmeriCorps works hand in hand with local partners, tapping the ingenuity and can-do spirit of the American people to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation.
CNCS invests in thousands of nonprofit and faith-based groups that are making a difference across the country. Up2Us Sports is a proud member of the AmeriCorps community.
AmeriCorps members are not employees of the Program or of the federal government. The definition of "participant" in the National and Community Service Act of 1990 as amended applies to AmeriCorps members. As such, "a participant (member) shall not be considered to be an employee of the Program in which the participant (member) is enrolled" ((42 U.S.C. 12511(30) (B)). Moreover, members are not allowed to perform an employee's duties or otherwise displace employees, and therefore generally not eligible to receive unemployment compensation.
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