Dayton Metro Library is seeking enthusiastic individuals age 18 and older to lead ROCK YOUR SUMMER programs at the Northwest and Madden Hills Branch Libraries in Dayton. ROCK YOUR SUMMER is a full slate of free hands-on, educational experiences for children, tweens and teens, coordinated by Dayton Corps/AmeriCorps. Last summer, activities included podcasting and blogging workshops, life skills sessions, current events discussion, discerning fact from fiction, poetry and math workshops, and more.
“This work is especially rewarding,” said Amanda Arrington, Volunteer Services Manager for the Library. “ROCK YOUR SUMMER service members love helping young people pursue their educational goals, which is doubly important in the summer when school is not in session. Kids can spend their time being bored, or they can dig into fun activities led by trained leaders who will keep them engaged in learning throughout the summer.”
ROCK YOUR SUMMER programs are coordinated by Dayton Corps, an AmeriCorps program through ServeOhio, administered by the University of Dayton Fitz Center for Leadership in Community. Training opportunities are offered, stipends for living expenses are available, and members may be eligible for an AmeriCorps education award upon completion of their term of service. AmeriCorps service members must be at least 18 years of age, or 17 with parental permission.
“We are proud to work with Dayton Corps/AmeriCorps to make a real difference in the lives of young people at our Libraries,” said Arrington.
In addition to the activities, ROCK YOUR SUMMER includes free weekday lunch for kids age 18 and younger. ROCK YOUR SUMMER takes place at the Northwest Branch Library, 2410 Philadelphia Drive, and the Madden Hills Branch Library, 2542 Germantown Street, in June and July.
For more information or to apply, visit http://go.udayton.edu/daytoncorps or call 937.229.5430.