• Must have a high school diploma/GED and related work/volunteer experience OR concurrently enrolled in a post-secondary education-related degree program (youth development, teacher preparation, social work, etc.)
  • Strong interest in education and/or youth development. Prior experience with youth preferred.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a challenging, high-pressure environment
  • Ability to speak, read and write English fluently. Second language skills preferred.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Energy, creativity, and a passion for working with adolescent youth

Top reasons that members like serving in City of Lakes AmeriCorps:

  • Build relationships with adolescents from a wide variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds
  • Empower and motivate struggling students to gain the confidence they need to reach their full potential in school and in life
  • Gain hands-on experience and develop professional connections in the fields of education, youth development, and social services.
  • Serve with a diverse cohort of creative individuals committed to educational equity
  • Explore a variety of education- and social justice-related topics throughout the service year. All City of Lakes members receive extensive pre- and early-service training and participate in ongoing training sessions and reflective learning discussions.