Tenants’ Development Corporation Youth Peer Leadership Program

Requisition ID
2022-23596
# of Openings
6
Department
Youth Engagement & Employment
Neighborhood
Roxbury Crossing
Posted Date
11/28/2022 11:16:00 AM
Post End Date
1/8/2023 11:59:00 PM
Position Type
Temporary Part-Time

Overview:

**This position will be: Hybrid: In-Person and Remote**

Job Category: Community/Social Assistance (food banks, housing, jobs and other relief services)

 

Our Youth Peer Leadership program is an after school enrichment and leadership program aimed to build young leaders ages of 14 - 18 years old, to make impact on their own lives and their community. We achieve this by exposing the youth to leadership development, community service, postsecondary opportunities, job skill training, art and culture, and technology. It is important to empower young people to achieve social and academic excellence in their community. We are Building Future Leaders. We are Building Strong Leaders. We are Building Smart Leaders. We achieve this by Training young people on leadership skills, Increasing opportunities and exposure outside their immediate environment, Involving youth in community leadership positions, Training young people in job readiness skills, and Provide opportunities to practice skills in real-world work experiences. The youth assist in planning, organizing, implementing, and facilitating activities for residents and for the community, including events such as Halloween Party, Christmas Party, Black History Month Celebration, Dance Recital, and National Night Out Community Block Party. Approximately 1,500 people attended this year's National Night Out, which required tremendous coordination and contribution by the youth. In addition, the youth are responsible for mass mailings to TDC residents, posting of flyers advertising community events, and file forms and documents related to events. Youths shop for supplies for events and keep the Peer Leadership spaces clean. In 2016 and 2017, we have admitted a 13-year old student on the Autism Spectrum who benefited greatly socially; his mother reported significant improvement at home in his willingness to contribute to family functioning and interpersonal interactions. This young man is now 16 years old and will be returning to the program in September 2019. In 2018-2019, the program had twelve participants, and eleven completed the program. Five peer leaders returned from 2017-2018 and were joined by five new youth. Here are some accomplishments from last year's program: • The youth participated Job Readiness workshops with 12-lessons with topics such as Work Place Skills Readiness, Personality & Career Self-Assessment, Filling a Job Application, Resume and professional resume and references list building. • We contracted with Sharon Schaff, a career development professional and life coach, who provide 16 hours of Career Compass and Personal Success workshops with topics such Finding Your Compass: Introduction to Career and Educational Planning, Test Your Career Path: Using Career Assessments for Future Direction, The Brand Called You! Putting your Strengths to the Test, Understanding Behavior Styles and Leadership Domains, Personal Management: Introduction to Effective Time Management, Using My Strengths: Personalizing Time Management and Learning Habits, and My Compass: Dreaming and Wheel of Life. • We contracted with Teen Empowerment to develop the mission statement and a curriculum with eight lessons with topics such as Event Planning, Public Speaking, Conflict Resolution and Communication, Social Justice in Our Everyday Lives, Setting Effective Goals, Social Media and Personal Branding, The Power of Language, and our Family Impact on Us.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

PEER LEADER

1. Be a positive role model to youth in the program, at home, in school or in the community, and develop meaningful relationships with Peer Leaders.

2. Employ techniques such as questioning, active listening, shared resources, joint problem solving, modeling, best practices, and leadership capacities of the group.

3. Commit to supporting the success and effectiveness of the program.

4. Plans and implements community events or initiatives (e.g. annual celebrations, speaker events, workshops, tabling events, creative projects).

5. Attends all trainings/meetings at a date/time to be determined with supervisor and Peer Educator team.

6. Collaborate with other Peer Leaders, youth from the community and staff in creating a welcoming and inclusive campus community.

The Ideal Candidate for this Job:

1. Be a positive role model to youth in the program, at home, in school or in the community, and develop meaningful relationships with Peer Leaders.

2. Employ techniques such as questioning, active listening, shared resources, joint problem solving, modeling, best practices, and leadership capacities of the group.

3. Commit to supporting the success and effectiveness of the program.

4. Plans and implements community events or initiatives (e.g. annual celebrations, speaker events, workshops, tabling events, creative projects).

5. Attends all trainings/meetings at a date/time to be determined with supervisor and Peer Educator team.

6. Collaborate with other Peer Leaders, youth from the community and staff in creating a welcoming and inclusive campus community.

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