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THINK Together Recruiting 72 Americorps Members this Fall for Service in Eastern Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties

THINK Together is recruiting 72 full-time AmeriCorps members who will be embedded at school sites served by THINK Together in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. More info at http://THINKtogether.org/jobs.

2010-08-13
SANTA ANA, CA, August 13, 2010 (Press-News.org) THINK Together, the non-profit that got its start providing after-school programs, is recruiting 72 full-time AmeriCorps members who will be embedded at school sites served by THINK Together in eastern Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. Interested applicants can find specific opportunities at http://THINKtogether.org/jobs.

AmeriCorps is a division of the Corporation for National and Community Service. AmeriCorps members serve through more than 3,000 nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based and other community organizations just like THINK Together, helping meet critical needs in education, public safety, health and the environment. Typically, Corps Members may tutor and mentor youth, build affordable housing, teach computer skills, clean parks and streams, run after-school programs, or help communities respond to disasters.

This particular AmeriCorps program is nationally funded and designed by THINK Together to demonstrate that Stephen Covey's 7 Habits principles and practices can be used by students and young adults as the foundation for a "navigation system" that will provide long-term results to them as individuals and to their community.

THINK Together plans to engage 72 AmeriCorps members in a program designed specifically to service youth who consistently demonstrate risky behaviors and are in need of a mentor, an academic coach, and instruction on how to navigate specifically the world of school/education as well as life in general.

Each Member will work closely with a group of 8-10 identified students during both the school day and after school. The Member will work with students during the school day as both mentor and tutor, helping them to improve academic performance. In the after-school program, along with working on the 7 Habits, the Member will support youth in the completion of homework, participate in enrichment classes, etc. Members will combine students with risky behaviors and students that do not have these behaviors to help youth learn to work together, and so youth will have positive peer role models.

Members chosen to participate in the THINK Together program will be trained on Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, and the 7 Habits of Happy Kids.

These 7 Habits trainings are rooted in:

1. Personal Victory -- learning to be proactive, beginning with the end in mind, and putting first things first; followed by

2. Public Victory--thinking win-win, understanding others before insisting they understand you, synergizing with others, and of course the 7th habit which is sharpening the saw and continuing to learn and develop.

The 7 Habits lessons are intended to serve as a navigation system/guide to help youth make positive choices, which in turn will help with social and emotional development as well.

About THINK Together
THINK Together is one of the largest U.S. providers of academically oriented after-school programs and other educational supports (early literacy, summer learning, small group tutoring, Saturday programs, etc.) offered outside the traditional school day. Using an ecosystem model of educational support with neighborhood schools at its heart; the nonprofit serves more than 70,000 students at 225+ school sites and community centers across a five county footprint of Southern California (Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino & San Diego Counties). THINK is an acronym: Teaching, Helping, Inspiring & Nurturing Kids. For additional information, visit www.THINKtogether.org or www.facebook.com/THINKtogether.

About The Corporation for National and Community Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service provides opportunities for Americans of all ages and backgrounds to serve their communities and country through three programs: Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America. Together with the USA Freedom Corps, the Corporation is working to build a culture of citizenship, service, and responsibility in America. For more information visit www.nationalservice.gov.

About AmeriCorps
Begun in 1994, the AmeriCorps programs provide opportunities for Americans to make an intensive commitment to service. The AmeriCorps network of local, state, and national service programs engages more than 70,000 Americans in intensive service each year. For more information visit http://bit.ly/AboutAmeriCorps.


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[Press-News.org] THINK Together Recruiting 72 Americorps Members this Fall for Service in Eastern Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties
THINK Together is recruiting 72 full-time AmeriCorps members who will be embedded at school sites served by THINK Together in Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. More info at http://THINKtogether.org/jobs.