Locations

Superior AmeriCorps members serve to make a difference in preschools, local school districts, and non-profit agencies.

Adams Township Schools
Baraga Area Schools
BHK Preschool Centers
Chassell Township Schools

Copper County ISD
Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area Schools

Elm River Township School
Hancock Public Schools
Houghton-Portage Township Schools
L'Anse Area Schools
Public Schools of Calumet, Laurium and Keweenaw

E.B. Holman Elementary School

 
Tentative AmeriCorps Service Descriptions 2015-2016

Superior AmeriCorps currently has service sites in three western Upper Peninsula Counties: Baraga, Houghton and Keweenaw.  Members’ on-site service typically falls into one of two categories: school-based youth outreach or early education.  All members must participate in mandatory trainings, volunteer recruitment efforts and service projects. While the on-site service schedules are usually fairly fixed, some evening and weekend service is required, particularly for the planning and execution of service projects. Members are required to serve 1,700 hours in a 12-month contract.
 

School-Based Youth Outreach
Members based in area elementary schools will serve under the supervision of a lead teacher, principal or superintendent. School-based youth outreach members will provide a variety of services such as tutoring, mentoring, parent involvement and developing extracurricular activities (clubs, after school homework help, etc.).

Members will work directly with students and school personnel to identify the most urgent reading needs and initiate programs to meet those needs. To serve effectively, members must be able to listen, lead, and most importantly, inspire young people to take an active role in shaping their own futures.

Early Education
Members serving in early education settings will help in preschool classrooms by working directly with children and enhancing the quality of care by increasing the adult-to-child ratio, daily routine and quality of the learning environment. Members will also work with parents to ensure the best educational experience for children. Other services may include recruiting parent volunteers, setting up latch-key programs, coordinating parent activities, organizing toy-lending libraries or parenting resource materials, setting up field trips and other special events, and coordinating opportunities for other community members — such as teens or the elderly — to participate in preschool programs. Please read the following descriptions for more details on each of the early education service sites.

Preschool
Members serving in early education settings will help in preschool classrooms by working directly with children and enhancing the quality of care by increasing the adult-to-child ratio, daily routine and quality of the learning environment. Members will focus on reading skills and school readiness. Preschool- based members will also spend time working with children with diverse disabilities and enhancing classroom education. Members will also work with parents to ensure the best educational experience for children. Other services may include recruiting parent volunteers, coordinating parent activities, setting up field trips and other special events, and coordinating opportunities for other community members.