FWPS AmeriCorps members make a difference in the lives of youth by serving in AVID elective classrooms and Core subject classrooms (Math, Science, English, & History). AVID is the primary focus of our program. In the AVID elective members facilitate small Socratic study groups called tutorials. Scholars are guided by the AmeriCorps member through the tutorial process as they utilize inquiry to support the scholar's academic success. Members also host a weekly after-school homework club, where scholars can get the extra help they need. Each member serves in a team dynamic as they are assigned to one of our 6 middle schools or 4 high schools.
Members receive ongoing training and professional development to reinforce best practices in the field of education in an inclusive environment designed to foster the development of their leadership skills.
The full-time Segal Education Award ($6,345.00) is the equivalent to the maximum value of the Pell Grant. This award can be used in multiple ways. It has a 7 year life span and can be used to pay qualified student loans, tuition, and other postsecondary education expenses.
AmeriCorps alumni gain access to a network of colleges and universities that offer additional scholarships exclusively to AmeriCorps members. Some even offer to match the Education Award! You can check the listing of matching institutions below.
A network of employers across private, public, and nonprofit sectors view AmeriCorps members as preferred hires because they understand the value that members can bring to their organizations.
Our members recieve a montly stipend of $1,945.24 that is paid bi-weekly. For more information on benefits see the table below.
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