Education Assist

Jackson Street Youth Services is looking for Academic Coaches to help youth in our Corvallis and Albany shelters succeed in their academic pursuits. Current need is at Albany House.

What it means to be an Academic Coach

While youth are in shelter, they engage in study hall during the week. Academic Coaches are present during study hall (one or more evenings per week; M-Th) to assist the group working on school work, projects, or goals. This often includes hands-on academic skills training (memorization techniques, time management, study skills, etc.) and individualized assistance.

Academic Coaches also are asked to design educational activities where youth in study hall can practice skills and build confidence in their abilities. During this process, Academic Coaches often are working with multiple youth in succession, helping each individual with their work, and building relationships.

Who can be an academic coach?

We are seeking individuals who have experience with teaching and/or tutoring, and a passion for working with youth who need extra supports. Education students who wish to gain experience working with youth from different backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Successful coaches have experience in time management, tutoring, organization, alternative education, lesson planning, and creative approaches to learning.

We ask for a one night per week, one-school term minimum commitment. Coaches who stay engaged the entire year are highly desired.

To become an Academic Coach, please fill out a Volunteer Application!

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Jackson Street Youth Services
PO Box 1984 Albany, OR 97321
PO Box 285 Corvallis, OR 97339

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