**This position will be: Complete In-Person
West End House is a multi-service, community anchor in Boston focused on youth development and college and career success. Since 1906, we’ve empowered youth ages 8-24 to succeed in school, discover their artistic passions and skills, adopt healthy lifestyles, and become community leaders. Since March 2020 we adapted and served as a remote learning site for Boston Public School students, hosted vaccine and testing clinics, and distributed 500,000 lbs. of groceries in our community. Our members represent the entire city of Boston: 58% reside in Allston/Brighton, 27% in Dorchester/Roxbury/Mattapan and Hyde Park, 15% in Fenway, Roslindale, South Boston and East Boston. Of the youth we serve, 40% are Black; 41% are Latinx; 4% are Brazilian; 4% are multiracial 7% are Asian; 4% are Caucasian. Of the total enrolled West End House members in 2021, 311 participated in our youth development programs and 245 were alumni enrolled in our College and Career Success Program. Our youth development programs are hosted at our 42,000 square foot facility in Allston and focuses on four core program areas: Academic and College Success, Leadership and Career Development, Visual and Performing Arts, and Fitness and Nutrition. Our College and Career Success Program has a weekly presence at local college campuses and also hosts office hours online and at our Allston facility. Academic and College Success programming serves young people from 2nd grade through college completion. Our full and part time staff deliver programs including homework completion support; literacy and STEM programs; one-on-one tutoring; and social emotional skill development. We help youth with all elements of college preparation from exploration, financial aid, SAT preparation, and college tours. Our 3 full time College and Career Success Coaches provide 1-on-1 and group coaching on campus and remotely for 200 alumni pursuing a college degree. Leadership and Career Development: Our youth employment initiative is a unique, multi-year continuum designed to address the specific needs of our youth, positioning them for success as they achieve long-term career advancement. Our progressive employment pipeline supports youth ages 14-24 to bolster career readiness skills, engage in on-site and external employment, and complete career-aligned paid internships to bolster industry-specific skills. Visual and Performing Arts are delivered by full and part time staff who provide high-quality instruction in music, visual arts, media arts, and dance that helps youth develop mastery-level skills via progressive learning. Youth learn the basics then develop higher skill levels which culminate in a finished product or performance to share with their peers. In addition, our arts classes offer experiences that foster critical thinking and non-cognitive skill development. Fitness and Nutrition programming is designed to improve the physical health and nutrition of our young people with an emphasis on developing lifelong, healthy lifestyle habits. This includes providing dinner and snack made from scratch daily during the school year and lunch during the summer with access to whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and lean proteins. We also engage our youth in a wide range of physical activities designed to keep them moving for 60 minutes a day, and offer activities such as fitness classes, cooking classes and fitness/anatomy instruction. Family Food Program (Pandemic program in operation since March 2020, now part of daily operations): To meet the incredible demand for many in our community who are food insecure, we launched a full-scale grocery delivery program serving over 1,400 individuals from nearly 300 families. Since inception we have distributed over 250 tons (500,000 lbs.) of groceries. *Learning Hubs (Pandemic program that ran from September 2020-June 2021): We provided on-site access and support for our members to come in during the school day to be in an environment conducive to learning, with the full support of our staff members. Healthy, fresh, scratch-made breakfast and lunch were provided to our students
Peer Leader roles also include but are not limited to admin tasks for supervisor, supporting disciplinary actions, meal and snack support as well as resetting the room for next activity. Peer leaders are expected to always engage with youth, uphold and reinforce all WEH rules and be proactive when working. Peer Leaders are also always serving as a role model for other club members of all ages. Most importantly, be safe and have fun!
Running and being active with youth Attending field trips Fully vaccinated status Willingness to step out of comfort zone