Age Minimum (with Adult): 16+, Minimum Age:16+
Volunteer with the Anaheim Achieves After School Program
Now in its 18th year, the Anaheim Achieves after school program has grown from its 16 original school sites to 45 current sites, serving more than 5,000 students daily in elementary, junior high and high schools. The program has received state and national recognition for its commitment to community collaboration and dedication to educational excellence, and was chosen by the California Department of Education to become one of 14 Regional Learning Centers intended to be a model for developing programs throughout the state of California. For all of these reasons and more, the Anaheim Achieves after school program has made a marked impact on the children, families, and communities in and surrounding Anaheim, California.
If you are seeking an opportunity to gain experience working with youth in an academic and fun setting on a school campus, we encourage you to apply as a volunteer. We pride ourselves in actively ensuring a safe and positive environment to students K-12th and programming in areas of academics, life skills, youth fitness, arts and more on a year a round basis! See below for a description of volunteer roles available with the Anaheim Achieves after school program.
Mentor/Tutor Volunteer: Provide homework assistance/tutor individuals or small groups of students (ages 5-12 yrs). Reinforce instruction in academic or enrichment activities. Observe and manage behavior of students according to approved procedures under the direction of the Site Program Supervisor. Be alert and sensitive to individual needs of the children and follow all health and safety practices. Ability to role model YMCA Character Development Program & Asset Development Program. Assist Site Program Supervisor preparing student Academic portfolios.
Enrichment/Service Volunteer: Provide skill building for children in one of four general areas: Performing/Visual Art (dance, drama, choir, arts/crafts, music appreciation, sketching, etc), Life Skill (budgeting, cooking, sewing, etiquette, chess, etc), Nutrition (health, wellness, etc), Physical Education/Recreation (cheer leading, organized sports, game leadership, etc). Observe and manage behavior of students according to approved procedures under the direction of the Site Program Supervisor. Be alert and sensitive to individual needs of the children and follow all health and safety practices.
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