If you’re a college student or recent college graduate, the Near Peer Coaching for Postsecondary Success is a great opportunity to:
The goal of Near Peer Coaching for Postsecondary Success is to increase the number of high school students who enroll and complete postsecondary education. Near Peer Coaches are current college students or recent college graduates from universities and colleges. Near Peer Coaches receive intensive training to order to deliver personalized, knowledgeable support on college admission, financial aid and enrollment to low-income, first-generation college, and underrepresented high school students.
Near Peer Success Coaches will commit to an AmeriCorps 900-hour (approximately 15-20 hours per week) term of service from August 2020 through July 2021. Candidates who are not willing to make a commitment to a full year of service with the program should not apply.
This position includes a mandatory training session that starts Sept. 1, 2020. All training expenses, including room, board and travel, are covered by the program. Successful Near Peer Success Coaches are fully enmeshed in the fabric of the local communities and, as such, Near Peer Success Coaches are encouraged to live in the community in which they are placed. Upon successful completion of the first-year commitment, Near Peer Success Coaches may be invited to return for one to two additional years of service with the AmeriCorps program if they choose.
*In anticipation of AmeriCorps funding award
Applicants must be a United States citizen, a national or a legal permanent resident and at least 18 years of age. Documentation of proof of age and citizenship will be required during the selection process.