About Boys & Girls Club AmeriCorps
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oregon’s STEM Connect AmeriCorps Program is designed to support youth academic success and strengthen partnerships between schools and Boys & Girls Clubs across Oregon. AmeriCorps members serve an 11-month term in a combination of classroom and Club settings, recruit mentors for youth, and support efforts to prevent summer learning loss. STEM Connect gives AmeriCorps members the chance to serve youth in the Club community while gaining valuable skills and experience in the youth development and education fields.
STEM Connect AmeriCorps Members commit to a 1700-hour Service term (approx. 11 months). During their Service, Members spend about 80% of their time in direct service and 20% of their time receiving professional development and training through the program.
At STEM Connect, Members have the opportunity to lead and participate in monthly team meetings, National Service events, Professional Development.
During a 1700 hour Term of Service, Boys & Girls Clubs AmeriCorps Members receive the following benefits:
- $12,530 living allowance distributed bi-weekly over 11 months
- Professional Development and training
- Student Loan forbearance
- Health Care options
- Child care allowance (for those who qualify)
- SNAP eligibility (nutrition assistance)
- $5,815 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of Term of Service
Member Fact Sheet
The Member Fact Sheet is an overview of the Boys & Girls Club AmeriCorps Program.