Montana News

Nov 23, 2011 9:04 PM by David Sherman

Young Adults Service Corps looking for volunteers, partners

The Jobs for Montana Graduates Foundation (JMGF) is looking for schools and community-based organizations to partner with in offering Young Adults Service Corps positions to their teens and young adults.

Partner organizations agree to supervise the young adult participants and arrange volunteer service activities.

JMGF provides training to participants and supervisors on leadership, job skills and civic engagement. JMGF also offers scholarship incentives and networking and collaboration opportunities to participating organizations.

Sarah Sadowski, director of YASC, said, "We are seeking schools and organizations that want to help young adults make a difference in their communities. Committed partner organizations can give Young Adult Service Corps members the opportunity to provide valuable contributions to their community through service."

Successful partner organizations include high schools, alternative education programs, Boys and Girls Clubs, Job Corps Centers, after school programs, and nonprofits.

Interested schools and organizations can learn more about the Young Adult Service Corps program by contacting Sarah Sadowski at (406) 443-2413 or by visiting the website.

Young Adult Service Corps is an AmeriCorps program that engages young adults between the ages of 17 and 24 in volunteer service in their community.

Young adults serve as reading buddies and mentors for elementary school students, help with after school programs, serve with local fire departments to help coordinate training, and more.

Participants serve over 300 hours with their local organization and earn an education award of $1,175, which can be used towards college tuition or to pay off student loans.

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