Youth Services


Shelby County Mayor’s Fight Blight Team

Shelby County Government and other municipalities spend thousands of dollars each month to address roadside litter.  In response to that, the County Mayor’s Fight Blight Team will be working in some of the hardest hit communities this summer.

“I am hiring 100 individuals to work in key areas of Shelby County where litter is a constant problem.  Supervisors will also be hired to oversee the work teams.  Our program will help beautify our community and assist young people and others who need a job this summer,” said Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr.

Quick Facts about the County Mayor’s Fight Blight Team:

  • June 5th – July 28th, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Youth, 14-24 years-old, $9 per hour
  • Supervisors,  21-years-old (minimum), $12 per hour
  • Lunch and work team supplies will be provided

The work teams will fan out across the county to pick up roadside litter and conduct neighborhood beautification projects.  The non-profit organization Clean Memphis will assist with coordinating the cleanup efforts.  “We’re pleased to work alongside of Mayor Luttrell in this initiative to address the growing problem of litter.  It will also remind young people how easily trash damages the image of our community,” said Janet Boscarino, Executive Director of Clean Memphis.

The kickoff event for the blight team workers and supervisors is June 5th at the Benjamin Hooks Library at 3030 Poplar Avenue, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Applications for the County Mayor’s Fight Blight Team are only taken online.  Go to www.shelbycountytn.gov and look for the heading County Mayor’s Fight Blight Team.

The Memphis Office of Youth Services began accepting applications Thursday for its paid youth initiatives, summer jobs program Mploy and the Memphis Ambassadors Program (MAP).

This year, the city will employ 1,000 youths, ages 14 to 21, for six weeks starting in June through the Mploy program, paying $8 to $11 an hour depending on age. The city will also fill about 230 positions for the year-round Ambassadors Program, which pays $100 to $500 per quarter depending on whether the students — from grades 9 to 12 — meet goals set by the city.

The lottery to select the participants in the programs is scheduled for Feb. 8.

Applications are available at cityofmemphisyouth.org.

Youth Director Opening with Neighborhood Christian Center!

The Neighborhood Christian Centers, Inc. seeks a ministry minded, experienced, competent and caring person to develop and manage a comprehensive youth development program for school age youth.  NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.  Anyone interested in applying and want to be considered for an interview, please forward your résumé to kelbert@ncclife.org no later than 12:00p on

Friday, April 22, 2016. Please see the job description below.

YOUTH DIRECTOR

POSITION DESCRIPTION:                                                                         

STATUS: Full-Time | HOURS: 40 Hours per week | COMPENSATION: $38,000 – $42,000

General Purpose of Position:

Coordinates the development and implementation of an after school and summer youth program that integrates the resources of a strong youth development team.

Responsibilities:

  • Create, track, and manage program outcomes
  • Work with executive leadership and staff to design a cohesive and comprehensive youth development program for youth
  • Oversee implementation of bible study lessons
  • Work with development team to oversee volunteer recruitment and training
  • Develop and implement planning along with project management processes to ensure the effective coordination and integration of the programs and resources
  • Provide support to executive leadership and staff in the areas of planning, management, program execution and communications
  • Collaborate with youth and adult education services management team to ensure the effective coordination of program schedules and related events for youth and families
  • Manage the development and training of youth development staff
  • Assist with funds development for educational programs and youth programs
  • Assist in management of all youth events
  • Foster relationships among local schools, universities, businesses and other community youth and education programs to enhance the development of the learning center
  • Performs any other duties/responsibilities as assigned by Chief Programs Officer

 

Qualifications and Aptitudes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or equivalent with at least three years’ experience in an administrative or managerial capacity in an organization that provides direct services to youth
  • Experience developing curriculum for youth programs
  • Able to understand and present a bible based curriculum
  • Leadership and management experience in youth services, family engagement and K-12 educational programs
  • Ability to articulate a vision about preparing youth for the future—from social, economic, cultural and personal perspectives—to partners, funders and the community
  • Highly positive and enthusiastic style capable of motivating others
  • Skills and energies to build a team and lead effective staff development and training
  • Relationship management skills and experience in fostering a team approach to youth development and creating collaboration among partner organizations in youth development
  • Excellent project management and planning skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to demonstrate intermediate knowledge and use of MS Office Suite (WORD, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Experience and competencies in working in a multiracial, multicultural environment
  • Experience and/or understanding of the development of educational programs in nonprofit or K-12 settings
  • Experience with and/or understanding of the application of information to educational programs for youth in nonprofit or K-12 settings
  • Understanding and application of college readiness programs
  • Adherence to NCC policies/procedures, including safety practices
  • Interest in and the ability to articulate the NCC Statement of Faith, Mission and Values
  • Valid Tennessee driver’s license and insurance

 

Summer Safe Haven Camp and free summer meals!

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Operation PROM Memphis has 400 (sizes 0 -12) never worn prom dresses that will have to be reboxed due to girls not coming out. Only 50 dresses have been given away.  HERE UNTIL 6 PM.  PASS THE WORD! 1304 Graham St.

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Now Enrolling...Music for Aardvarks

BRIDGES is now accepting applications for summer positions through February 29, 2016.  We are seeking passionate and energetic individuals to serve as AmeriCorps Members and staff at Bridge Builders® Summer Leadership Conferences!

BRIDGES unites and inspires diverse young people to become confident and courageous leaders committed to community transformation. This summer, 1,200 students in grades 7-12 will develop their leadership skills and connect with youth from across the Mid-South.  We are accepting applications now through February 29th for the following positions:

7th-10th Grade Leadership Conferences

  • Conference Facilitator
  • Logistics and Coordination Team

11th-12th Grade Leadership Conferences

  • Conference Facilitator
  • Logistics and Coordination Team
  • Resident Advise

Interested students can find position descriptions and additional information on our website listed below.   If you personally know students who would be great candidates, please forward the attached announcement and encourage them to apply at bridgesusa.org/jobs/summer-opportunities/ .

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