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AmeriCorps College and Career Coach

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Mentor Kentucky high school students at the Paducah ATC

Position Title: College and Career Coach
Location: Paducah Innovation Hub, 500 South 25th Street, Paducah, KY, 42003
Dates: ASAP – May 27, 2021 (optional extension through 7/31/21*)
Hours: 37.5 hours/week, Monday-Friday
Pay: $1,310 per month in living allowance, less FICA and other applicable taxes
Benefits: Healthcare and childcare eligibility, federal student loan forbearance eligibility, professional
development, and an education award of $4,441.50 upon completing service.
Minimum Qualifications: 64 college hours, excellent communication and organizational skills

*If funding allows, College and Career Coaches who commit to returning in August 2022 will have the option to serve in June and July, 2022 with living allowance and benefits.

Position Description:
All Kentucky students deserve a chance to succeed and having a mentor really helps! Kentucky College and Career Coaches serve full-time, mentoring students to successfully finish high school with a postsecondary plan: college, apprenticeship, military, or workforce. The coaches are AmeriCorps national service members who are part of a nation-wide network of 80,000 dedicated individuals helping to make our communities stronger.

At the Paducah ATC you will mentor a core group of students from each grade level (9th-12th grade). Since each
student is unique, you will adapt your approach to what each student needs to be successful. You will also be involved in school-wide activities such as workshops (e.g. FAFSA, financial aid), events (e.g. speakers on various careers), and visits (e.g. college visits, job shadowing).

Program Goals
Efforts to reach both the whole-school population and the priority students are measured by the:

  1. Number of core students who participate in the program throughout the school year;
  2. Number of students graduating from high school; and
  3. Number of students entering post-secondary institutions, military, and/or apprenticeships

vrMorgan Elementary

Morgan Elementary 1st grade came to visit the HUB and learned about earth science. They investigated shadows and how they moved, the interaction between the Sun and the Earth, and how how constellations are made.

McClean County

McClean County middle school spent a day at the HUB. The students rotated between three different activities. App creating, 3D printing, and virtual reality engaged the students while at the HUB. They got a taste of computer science and absolutely loved coming to the HUB.

chessTilghman Chess Team

The Tilghman chess team came to the Makerspace! They used the Makerspace to learn how to make their own chess boards! After learning, the chess team conducted their own fundraiser and sold custom chess boards to our community! Mr. Knight and the team did a great job with this project! Look for their custom chess boards throughout our community!

organismMcNabb Elementary

McNabb 4th grade spent an afternoon at the HUB in April! They came to engineer and design with life science standards. The students built their own shelters for the tundra, after they visited the tundra through a VR experience. In another rotation, the students built an organism to live in the tundra from clay. They presented their internal and external structures to help their organism survive. Augmented reality was used to take their 2D drawings to 3D drawings.