Finger Lakes Living Healthy AmeriCorps Program

 

In 1993, The Corporation for National and Community Service(CNCS) was established to connect Americans of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to give back to their communities and their nation.

 

Finger Lakes Living Healthy AmeriCorps members serve in sites throughout Wayne, Ontario, Seneca, Yates & Cayuga counties in a wide variety of settings to promote health and healthy living!

We are looking for members to join The NYS Mentoring Program as Coordinators this October in Lyons, North Rose/Wolcott, Clyde/Savannah and Red Creek Central School Districts!

 

New York State Mentoring Program

Developed by the Office of the Governor of New York State, this program has helped thousand of students become more successful in school, and in their lives.

Mentors undergo specialized training to provide them skills when working with their assigned mentee.

Each Mentor/Mentee pair meet for 1 hour per week, same place/same time to develop trust and responsibility on both sides of the relationship.

Mentor Coordinators are the people that make this opportunity possible for both the students, and for the mentors!

Benefits of having a Mentor include:

  • Mentees are 46% less likely to start using illegal drugs than their peers;
  • Mentees are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school, and 37% less likely to skip a class;
  • Mentees become more trusting of their parents/guardians;

Mentees feel MORE SUPPORTED overall.

   YOU can be a part of this process!

 

To apply go to the link below, create an AmeriCorps profile/member account, and complete the AmeriCorps application

htpps://my.americorps.gov

You must also submit a photo ID and the Wayne County Action Program AmeriCorps Volunteer application and available at the following link:

FLLHAmC Volunteer Application

to donna.johnson@waynecap.org Please include your Zip + 4; relevant skills, interests, and experience; and Counties where you are able to serve.

To View the Finger Lakes Living Healthy AmeriCorps Program Description go to

My AmeriCorps Finger Lakes Living Healthy

To read stories from past and current AmeriCorps members

AmeriStories

Interested?  Please contact our Finger Lakes Living Healthy AmeriCorps Program Director

            Donna Johnson            donna.johnson@waynecap.org           315-665-0131×240