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This AmeriCorps position will serve as part of CEDO’s CONNECT AmeriCorps program. Our AmeriCorpsmembers receive training and provide direct service in support of program goals to expand culturally appropriate youth programming and family supports to close opportunity gaps in education and employment, and develop community and school engagement. Members strengthen connections for youth to skill building for education and career development, with outcomes of increased school engagement, and increased job readiness, pathways to college and career, internships, and summer jobs. Member service and programming for community connection and positive youth development with youth and families will develop community and civic engagement, and college and workforce readiness. Youth programming and engagement in schools and in our communities, through expanded learning opportunities in and out of school, reduces risky behavior and leads to safer and healthier communities. Our members will provide innovative responses to pressing community problems with city departments, state agencies, education institutions and nonprofit organizations in Burlington, Winooski, and surrounding areas of Chittenden County

ECHO’s Mission is to inspire and engage families in the joy of scientific discovery, wonder of nature, and care of Lake Champlain.

Goal of position: This position is focused on increasing STEM education to close opportunity gaps for youth, increase academic engagement and provide employability skills for youth in growth fields in Vermont, enhancing career exploration and career pathway education.

1. To increase STEM enthusiasm and career awareness among PK – 12th grade students through support and delivery of ECHO’s teen leadership training program and delivery of STEM Community Night outreach events.

2. Serve with youth and volunteers to increase the ability of ECHO to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM education activities through the development and delivery of training activities and programming.

3. To reduce opportunity gaps in early childhood education through the delivery of a free caregiver-child drop-in program.

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