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Teen Volunteer Fair 4/30/13 3-6pm

Volunteer Mid-South

April 30, 2013
3:00pm – 6:00pm
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
3030 Poplar Avenue

Formerly known as the MTV Program, The Mid-South Teen Summer Volunteer Fair is an annual event designed to make teen volunteerism easy, accessible and fun! It is a great way for teens, ages 13-17, to find ongoing volunteer opportunities both during the school year and the summer months.

This volunteer recruitment fair gives teens the opportunity to increases their understanding of community needs, build leadership skills, learn respect, and enhance social awareness all while serving their community. 

This gives teens the perfect opportunity to meet with several agency representatives so they can decide the best way to spend their summer making an impact volunteering. As a Mid-South Teen Summer Volunteer, teens would have the chance to serve at a variety of agencies addressing different social issues such as hunger, animals, arts, seniors and more. There are numerous opportunities to choose!  http://www.volunteermidsouth.org

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Job Training and Placement for Youth 18-21 @ YWCA

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General Youth Flyer

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How to Raise an Entrepreneur

Tips from the Wall Street Journal on  on putting your kids on the path to running their own businesses.

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Memphis Youth Career Development Program

Memphis Youth Career Development Program


Program Overview

The Memphis Youth Career Development Program (MYCDP) is a partnership with the Greater Memphis Chamber and Cummins Inc. The program will provide a work learning experience to youth by acquainting them with career opportunities as identified in the MemphisED Fast Forward Initiative. The program will develop employable, manageable, prepared individuals to succeed in the emerging workforce.

Program Description

The Memphis Youth Career Development Program (MYCDP) is an eight week interactive summer employment program that addresses the complexities and the requirements to succeed in the world of employment. The program will educate youth with a comprehensive experience designed to enlighten them to the expectations and needs of the workforce. Youth will also acquire knowledge of emerging technology and workforce indicators of the future. Interactive activities offered through the program will afford youth the opportunity to place theoretical information into practical application. MYCDP is a multidimensional workforce curriculum that offers a diverse group of staff serving as mentors, workshop leaders, and business advisors.

 

Participant Training Sessions

  • Exploring the World of Employment
  • Empowerment through Financial Management
  • Essentials to Effective Communication
  • Developing Skills to Resolve Conflict and Create Solutions
  • Managing Time to Increase Productivity
  • Health, Wellness and Fitness Life Styles
  • Becoming the Best You
  • Creating Your Future

Program Goals

  • To create opportunities for Memphis/Shelby County youth to empower them to become successfully employed
  • To educate our youth to have clear understanding of the expectations to build
  • character and strong work ethics
  • To provide training that is inclusive of workforce essentials that explore all aspects of employability, education and personal development skills
  • To encourage youth to reach their highest goals through mentorship and supportive services provided by the career-to-work programs

Download the 2012 Program Brochure.


Read our Memphis Crossroads article showing how this program is revving Memphis’ economic engines.


For More Information

The program is helmed by Delories Williams, Director of Workforce Development. For more information about the Memphis Youth Career Development Program, please contact Beverly Davis at 901-543-3500.

 

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U.S. Department of Labor’s Summer Jobs+ Bank

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Jobs+ Bank is now LIVE!

Yesterday, I had the privilege to announce the Summer Jobs+ Bank, and it gave me a chance to think about my summer job experiences and what an important stepping stone they were to my career.

One of my first jobs was in a library — stacking and cataloging books and helping my classmates chose books to read.

I remember feeling very important. I also remember the dignity that came with that first paycheck.

I met role models who inspired me to become the first member of my family to go to college. They helped put me on a lifelong career path. And I wouldn’t be the nation’s first Latina Secretary of Labor — if it wasn’t for the summer work experiences I had growing up.

That’s what summer jobs can do for young people — especially in underserved communities. So keeping summer jobs programs alive and well isn’t just part of my job now, it’s personal.

The future of our country depends so much on the skills and experience we give our youth.

So I’m thrilled to announce the launch of the Summer Jobs+ Bank. Together with our partners — and with the help of online job sites big and small — this online job search tool will connect young people like you to summer opportunities nearby or wherever your interests take you.

In addition to traditional job opportunities, the Summer Jobs+ Bank also features innovative online training programs like Code Academy, and job shadowing and mentorship opportunities from non-profit groups like the Boys and Girls Clubs of America

But we didn’t stop there. A few weeks ago we launched the first-ever “White House Code Sprint” — challenging software developers to build their own applications using the Summer Jobs+ Bank. Today I’m happy to announce that what we got back was pretty amazing.

This is an opportunity to provide you with the hands-on training that comes with a summer job. So check out the Summer Jobs+ Bank today, the Code Sprint Apps, and get started on your future career path. Who knows, you may wind up sitting in my chair one day.

 

 

Secretary of Labor

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by | May 4, 2012 · 8:31 AM

City of Memphis Summer Camp 2012

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by | March 30, 2012 · 8:11 PM

City of Memphis Youth Ambassador Program -Open for Applications through March 16th

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City of Memphis Youth Ambassador Program – Apply Now

 

The City of Memphis’ Youth Ambassador Program for Memphis high school students, is seeking around 250 new students entering the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades to apply for their year round enrichment program.

 

Applications accepted February 13th-March 16th.  Students are to complete the online application at the City of Memphis’s Career Opportunities Page. Eligible students will be interviewed in April, and they will begin the program in June.  *This is not a summer jobs program.  It is year round.*

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

 

 

See Also: Kids Are Alright | The Fly-By | Memphis Flyer.

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Knowledge Quest Job Openings

Knowledge Quest Job Openings

To apply, please forward application packets as specified on each announcement to Knowledge Quest, P.O Box 2119, Memphis, TN 38101-2119.  All correspondence sent via the US Postal Service must be postmarked by Sunday, February 26, 2012 

 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

To apply, please mail a resume, cover letter with salary requirement, and three professional references to Knowledge Quest, P.O Box 2119, Memphis, TN 38101-2119.  All correspondence sent via the US Postal Service must be postmarked by Sunday, February 26, 2012.

Knowledge Quest’s Job Description

Mission: To Vigorously Equip Youth to Maximize Their Potential through Intellectual and Character Development

Job Title – Learning Support Specialist (School-Age/Teenage Academies)

Location:                Knowledge Quest Administrative Office in Memphis, TN, located at 590 Jennette Place

Status:                    Part-Time, Exempt Position

Reports to:             Program Coordinator

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:   Grant contingent.

TYPICAL WEEK:  2 – 6 pm Monday – Friday; some Saturdays will be required; time spent planning, coordinating activities; and providing direct service to youth.

JOB SUMMARY: The primary focus of the specialists is to collaborate with Learning Facilitators to ensure opportunities for differentiated intellectual and character development activities and to provide individualized learning support for students when necessary. The student/facilitator ratio is 1 to 18 and is distributed by grade levels; there is a Learning Support Specialist assisting facilitators for grades Pre-K through 12 that provide support youth development, educational enrichment and recreational activities. Supervision is not a responsibility of this class. Does related work as required.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Co-facilitating in      classrooms in the areas of Language      Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies and       implement and coordinate the intellectual and character development      activities and support programs of Knowledge Quest School-Age Academy
  • Assist with student      support through individualized work as part of mainstream activities and      pull-out services based on students’ needs
  • Support maintenance of  records related to program activities
  •     Attends meetings, workshops and trainings as required
  • Support the monitoring and supervision of program participants by      maintaining order and ensuring safety
  • Fulfill other duties and responsibilities as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High school and experience (five years) in at-risk youth population/youth affairs are required.  . Current college enrollment as a junior/senior is with a major in social work, psychology, education, or a related field is acceptable with professional and/or life experience (two years) of at-risk youth population/youth affairs activities.  Usage of Microsoft Office is required.

 PREFERRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Experience(professional, volunteer and/or life) in working with elementary-aged children

  • Experience(professional, volunteer and/or life in collaborating constructively on a team
  • Knowledge of community resources available for youth.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Willingness to work daily within classrooms, observing students, assessing and developing individual plans
  • Flexibility to adapt support according to an assessment of need
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

To apply, please mail a resume, cover letter with salary requirement, three professional references and writing sample to Knowledge Quest, P.O Box 2119, Memphis, TN 38101-2119.  All correspondence sent via the US Postal Service must be postmarked by Sunday, February 26, 2012.   

 

Knowledge Quest’s Job Description

Mission: To Vigorously Equip Youth to Maximize Their Potential through Intellectual and Character Development

Job Title – Development Coordinator

Location:                Knowledge Quest Administrative Office in Memphis, TN, located at 590 Jennette Place

Status:                        Full-Time, Exempt Position

Reports to:              Executive Director

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Grant contingent.

TYPICAL WEEK:  9 am – 6 pm Monday – Friday.

JOB SUMMARY:  Partnering with the executive director, the development coordinator creates , implements, and manages the short- and long-term resource development strategy of the organization. Responsible for daily activities in support of a non-profit organization’s development/volunteer programs. Maintains donor/volunteer records, solicits and acknowledges donations, and prepares advertisements or correspondence regarding the organization and its programs. May arrange and attend meetings with donors and prospective donors.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Assist in researching grant opportunities

• Assist in drafting grant proposals

• Maintain calendar of due dates of grant progress and final reports

• Draft grant progress and final reports

• Assist in drafting letters of support for grant proposals, and reaching out to appropriate parties to obtain said letters

• Maintain database of donors, and Outlook e-mail database of contributors and local stakeholders

• Compose fundraising letters with Knowledge Quest materials during fundraising drives, package and mail them out.

• Assist in the writing and designing of brochures, flyers and pamphlets for the organization

• Assist in the organizing, planning and convening of fundraising and community events

• Write and upload website content

• Fulfill other duties and responsibilities as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

Applicants should have a commitment to social and/or environmental justice. A BA degree in English, Journalism, Creative Writing or a related field is required. Previous combined experience (approx. 5 years) in fundraising, marketing/public relations in the nonprofit field is preferred. This individual must have excellent writing, analytical, and verbal communication skills. Experience with fundraising software and with website content management systems is a plus. Ability to work in a team setting and willingness to work a flexible schedule with minimum supervision is also required. Occasional participation in evening and weekend community events would also be expected. Proficient usage of Microsoft Office and reasonable knowledge in the use of computer database systems are desired.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Able to work in fast-paced, self-directed social/entrepreneurial environment.
  • Strong familiarity with local community
  • Prominent organization and presentation skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Highly energetic and self-starter.
  • Able to multi-task activities with shifting priorities.
  • Should be honest, assertive

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:  Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments by reading appropriate materials and attending related seminars and conferences and staff development training; accepts direction and feedback from supervisor and follows through appropriately; works in a resourceful manner to accomplish goals; it is the responsibility of the individual in this position to spread the infectious enthusiasm for the mission and vision of the organization to the community at large.

 

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

To apply, please mail a resume, cover letter with salary requirement, and three professional references to Knowledge Quest, P.O Box 2119, Memphis, TN 38101-2119.  All correspondence sent via the US Postal Service must be postmarked by Sunday, February 26, 2012.   

 

Knowledge Quest’s Job Description

Mission: To Vigorously Equip Youth to Maximize Their Potential through Intellectual and Character Development

Job Title – Learning Facilitator /Administrative Support (School-Age and Teenage Academies)

Location:                Knowledge Quest Administrative Office in Memphis, TN, located at 590 Jennette Place

Status:                    Part-Time, Exempt Position

Reports to:             Program Coordinator

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a grant-funded position and continuation is dependent upon resources.

TYPICAL WEEK:  12 – 6 pm Monday – Friday; some Saturdays will be required; time spent planning, coordinating activities; and providing direct service to youth.

JOB SUMMARY: To collaborate with Program Coordinator to ensure opportunities for differentiated intellectual and character development activities and to provide individualized learning support for students when necessary. The student/facilitator ratio is 1 to 18 and is distributed by grade levels; there is a Learning Support Specialist assisting facilitators for Grades Pre-K through 12 that provide support youth development, educational enrichment, recreational and activities.  Supervision is not a responsibility.

 ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Facilitate in      classrooms in the areas of Language      Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies and implement and coordinate the      intellectual and character development activities and support programs.
  • Assist with student      support through individualized work as part of mainstream activities and      pull-out services based on students’ needs
  • Support maintenance of  records related to program activities
  •     Attends meetings, workshops and trainings as required
  • Support the monitoring and supervision of program participants by      maintaining order and ensuring safety
  • Under supervision of the Program      Coordinator this incumbent plans, prepares and implements developmentally      appropriate activities for children; observes and evaluates children;      requests and maintains assigned classroom supplies, materials and      equipment.   

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A combination of education (associate degree) and experience (two years) working with at-risk youth population/youth affairs are required. A bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, education, or a related field is desired.  Proficient usage of Microsoft Office is required and reasonable knowledge in the use of computer database systems is desired.  Experience coordinating education projects from inception through completion that includes project management and project coordination and design and production of educational materials. 

PREFERRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

 

  • Experience (professional, volunteer and/or life) in working with youth
  • Experience (professional, volunteer and/or life in collaborating constructively on a team
  • Knowledge of community resources available for youth
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Willingness to work daily within classrooms, observing students, assessing and developing individual plans
  • Flexibility to adapt support according to an assessment of need
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions

 

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:  Maintains knowledge of current trends and developments by reading appropriate materials and attending related seminars and conferences and staff development training; accepts direction and feedback from supervisor and follows through appropriately; works in a resourceful manner to accomplish goals; shows flexibility to change and adapts to new methods and procedures.

 

Knowledge Quest’s policies, programs, practices and procedures for hiring and employment adhere to all Local, State and Federal laws.

 

 

 

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Job Corps Admissions Center and Orientations

NEW JOB CORPS ADMISSIONS CENTER ADDRESS

 New Address Effective November 28th, 2011

22 N. Front Street, Suite 680

Memphis, TN 38103

(STILL DOWNTOWN; NOW AT THE FALLS BUILDING)

PHONE: 901-525-4491/ FAX: 901-525-4401

NEW ORIENTATION SCHEDULE:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday @ 2pm

(*except Federal and other holidays*)

Job Corps Overview:

Job Corps has been a viable option for young people for almost 50 years!  The premise of this residential program is to make a young person (age 16-24) employable by encouraging self development and providing an environment conducive to creating a more marketable and independent youth.  Female referrals are strongly needed at this time. To us, employability includes the following:

  1. Hands on training in over 100 competitive trades at centers across the country
  2. A completed education (high school diploma or GED if a person does not already have one
  3. Mobility (students have the opportunity to earn a driver’s license while in the program)

Job Corps is a drug free environment and drug tests are mandatory upon entry.

We are also a zero- tolerance program looking for suitable and committed applicants!

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Job Opening @ Urban Youth Initiative

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Position Title:  Youth Engagement Specialist – Part-time (20 hours weekly)

Supervised By:  Urban Youth Initiative Executive Director and JustCare Family Network Project Director

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for developing youth-driven programs and activities for youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance diagnosis or who have a family member with mental illness to facilitate their participation in the system of care and to foster leadership abilities in youth. Coordinate with local agencies and organizations to develop appropriate opportunities for enrolled youth and their siblings and establish support mechanisms that enhance their ability to participate.

 Duties Include:

  • Establish relationships with local agencies and organizations that serve youth.
  • Engage youth with SED and their siblings to encourage and facilitate their involvement in the development of an effective system of care.
  • Establish a Youth Council(s) as a part of the system of care structure and provide the appropriate training for leadership development
  • Serve in the JustCare Family Network (JCFN) governing body and appropriate Workgroups
  • Coordinate the development of a plan for involvement of youth.
  • Provide peer support to youth served in the system of care.
  • Help identify Youth Council members to serve on the JCFN Governance structure and appropriate Workgroups
  • Steering Committee or sub-committees and existing community youth councils.
  • Help Youth Council members to identify outreach opportunities in the community to promote system of care and to erase the stigma associated with mental illness.
  • Encourage Youth Council members to think out of the box in order to educate community via the social marketing plan and youth activities\projects.

Qualifications:      High school diploma or equivalent; some college preferred.  Experience with and preference for working with youth with SED.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

Must possess the ability and desire to learn new skills that include cultural competency, and principles of system of care. Must have some leadership experience with youth and knowledge of youth specific issues (development stages, suicidality, peer pressure, etc).

 

 

Personal Qualities:

Ability to work well with others, good communication and organizational skills, and value cultural differences. Ability to engage youth and coordinate activities.

Urban Youth Initiative Inc. is a grant partner with JustCare Family Network, A System of Care forShelbyCounty

URBAN YOUTH INITIATIVE

1548 Poplar Avenue

Memphis, Tennessee 38104

(901) 729-3988 phone

(901) 869-0726 fax

 

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