Clay County High School, Knox Central High School, & Perry County Central High School will partner with Partners for Education at Berea College’s PartnerCorps School Turnaround service program to support high school students. Twenty members per high school will serve on-site, a total 60. As mentors, they will provide students with months of extra learning and academic support that translates into college readiness and career opportunities. PartnerCorps members will focus their service on helping students navigate challenges and successes with attendance, behavior and course work.
“AmeriCorps members are improving the lives of millions of citizens and having a positive and lasting impact on the toughest challenges facing our communities,” said Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. “While they serve others, AmeriCorps members also expand opportunity for themselves—gaining skills and experience to jumpstart their careers.”
Benefits: Members receive a monthly living allowance of $1139. PartnerCorps provides healthcare benefits and childcare benefits, eligibility based on income. Upon completion of their 11-month term of service, AmeriCorps members receive an award of $5,730 that they can use to pay for college or to pay off student loans.
Eligibility requirements: Interested applicants must be 18 years of age or older, is a U.S. Citizen, or a legal, permanent resident, can pass a criminal and social media background check and have completed 60 credit hours of college coursework.
About Partners for Education at Berea College
Partners for Education at Berea College, or PFE, seeks to increase educational outcomes for children in rural Appalachian Kentucky. PFE partners with schools, community organizations and parents to increase proficiency in Math and Reading and to increase high school graduation, college going and college success rates. To apply for PartnerCorps, email a resume & cover letter to email@example.com or call 859-985-3180, ask for Martina.
AmeriCorps is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, the Social Innovation Fund, and the Volunteer Generation Fund, and leads the President’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit www.NationalService.gov.
TBD: Partners for Education and Clay County High School will host a kick off celebration early September 2016 with AT&T Foundation executives, Clay County leadership, administration and Partners for Education leadership, PartnerCorps members and Berea College leadership.