Playworks AmeriCorps Member Detroit, MI
Playworks Michigan

Boulevard West, 2990 W Grand Blvd #231, Detroit, MI 48202
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Playworks AmeriCorps Member Detroit, MI

Our missionTo improve the health and well being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play.
Our boardModest living stipend paid out semi-monthly, with amounts varying by region Medical health insurance at no cost Access to Dental and Vision insurance at a low cost Education award that can be used for eligible student loans, tuition, and other education related expenses after successful completion of your service year. More information here: Child care expense reimbursement if you qualify. Learn more: Enrollment as an AmeriCorps service member. For more information, visit Leadership skill development and valuable experience for a career in education and youth development Professional development opportunities Making a lasting difference in children’s lives and your community
PositionPlayworks is the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to get kids physically active and transform children’s social and emotional health. We believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid and are changing school climates by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day.Playworks Coaches are AmeriCorps members. As an AmeriCorps member you will join nearly 300,000 other members and over one million alumni nationally who have committed their time and talents to strengthen communities. Partnership organizations, like Playworks, engage with AmeriCorps members to improve the communities they serve.As an AmeriCorps Member serving at Playworks you will improve the school climate at a local elementary school by ensuring that every kid gets to play every day. You will engage kids and educators every school day, making a positive impact on the playground, in the classroom and in the school community. We will train you and support you on this journey so that you can:Create opportunities for safe and inclusive play, on the playground and throughout the school, by being an effective facilitator and a caring, consistent adult to ensure that every kid has the opportunity to play every day. Implement a youth leadership program by providing student leadership opportunities at recess and implementing curriculum for a cohort of students before or after school. Lead individual classes to build youth leadership skills, promote cooperation, and introduce new games, including the rules and boundaries, that kids can play on the playground. Enlist and coach students in interscholastic/developmental sports leagues that might include basketball, volleyball, or soccer. Work with the school to create opportunities to engage families and the wider school community. Recruit and coordinate volunteers who will assist with your programming to strengthen school climate. Develop a strong school culture by influencing, motivating, and building rapport with faculty, administrators, parents, and volunteers. Participate in national days of service and some weekend service projects in the greater community.For more information about being an AmeriCorps Members with Playworks please visit:
Desired skills
There are no specific desired or required skills
Commitment1-3 hours/month hours/month
RequirementsCar recommended Permits attendance at school during off hours Subject to criminal background checkAge Requirements: 18 - 99
On-boardingDetroit, MI Ferndale, MI
Additional InfoEducation award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Training