Career Development Center
Vermont Youth Tomrrow,
Posted: Updated RegularlyFocus of A*VISTA Service
AmeriCorps VISTA (A*VISTA) members serve at nonprofit agencies, schools, and municipalities that tackle important social issues and alleviate poverty. By focusing on mobilizing resources and building organizational capacity, VYT A*VISTA members help low-income youth succeed academically, develop job skills, receive healthy meals, learn about sustainable agriculture and nutrition, and become actively involved in their communities.
VYT Program Overview
VYT places up to 30 A*VISTA members at innovative and effective organizations around Vermont. VYT members develop poverty alleviation initiatives that engage youth who are often overlooked by society, including youth in foster care. Members design curricula, recruit volunteers, increase funding, and develop connections within the community. VYT members help communities understand and value the investment in youth, as well as develop systems to ensure a lasting positive impact on youth, families, and the community.
Through their service and training, VYT members gain important professional skills and experience, and they build and reinforce their belief in the power of community service.
- Monthly Living Allowance: $1,108 for Chittenden, Franklin, & Grand Isle Counties (Burlington, Richford, So. Burlington, Swanton, Essex Junction & Winooski); $973 for rest of the state of Vermont; $1,173 for Leader.
- End of Service Option: Upon successful completion of service, members are eligible for a $5,730 education award or $1,500 cash stipend.
- Student Loan Forbearance or Deferment: For qualified loans.
- Rent Subsidy: Some sites provide a rent subsidy to members.
- Training: VYT members attend professional development sessions each month which are designed to provide support for service, as well as develop marketable skills.
- Health Care Plan: Basic health care plan through IMG
- Leave: 10 personal leave and 10 medical leave days.
- Travel Reimbursement and Relocation Costs: Provided by CNCS.
- Childcare: Childcare subsidy is available through CNCS for members who qualify.
VYT Program Accomplishments 2014-2014
- Procured $443,124 in cash and in-kind donations used to create and improve programs that support low-income youth and families.
- Recruited and/or managed 1,761 community volunteers, mentors, and tutors who gave 33,314 hours of service to communities, organizations, and youth.
- Served 6,388 individual youth (unduplicated count) who benefited directly from their service; another 56,291 individual youth benefited indirectly from their service.
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