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/ .

Black Girls CODE, Memphis is thrilled to host their mobile app workshop using MIT’s AppInventor!

No prior programming experience is required and all BGC workshops are geared toward introducing participants to the technological universe and encouraging them to pursue careers as tech creators and entrepreneurs. This event is intended for girls ages 7-17.

When: Saturday, 12/12/15
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Where: New Horizons Computer Learning Center|4775 American Way, 38118

Cost: $35/girl
60 slots available; 20 per age group (7-9, 10-13, 14-17) You can also sponsor a girl! ALL girls are welcome! Limited scholarships available.

Register, here: https://bgcmemmobile2015.eventbrite.com

Want to volunteer? Sign up, here:
http://blackgirlscode.ivolunteer.com/bgcmemphismobileapp

#BGCMem #blackgirlscode #BGCMemphis #changeherpath #codelikeagirl #codelikeaboss #STEM

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YMCA Achievers Registration and School Supply Giveaway – Saturday, August 29th!

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The YMCA offers excellent youth programming for children in grades 3-12! Come to the YMCA on Saturday, August 29th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and  find out more information about our exciting Y-Achievers and SWOT programs, and to participate in our school supply giveaway!  Space and supplies are limited, so make sure you register your child early!

If you have any questions regarding the youth programs, please feel free to contact Kimberly Morgan-West at kmorgan@ymcamemphis.org.

Watch this VIDEO to find out more information about our Achievers Program! **PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS NEEDED***

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July 29, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tecia Marshall | Memphis Community Outreach Lead
Karen Farrell-Shikuku | Memphis Technical Lead
memphischapter@blackgirlscode.org
901-864-8660

Black Girls CODE Hosts Robot Expo at The University of Memphis!

Memphis, Tennessee (July 29, 2015) – The Memphis Chapter of Black Girls CODE will host their second robot expo on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at The University of Memphis, Dunn Hall, located at 3725 Norriswood Ave, 38152. This fun and captivating workshop will target girls ages 10 – 17, where they will learn about robots, how they communicate, real-world/business applications and uses for robotics. The workshop will be taught by the Memphis chapter curriculum lead, Karen Farrell-Shikuku and instructors from the First Lego League of Memphis. This second Black Girls CODE Memphis robotics workshop is being made possible by a generous grant from FedEx.

Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. and the event starts promptly at 10:00 a.m. The cost of the workshop is $35 per child, with limited scholarships available.  For additional information or to inquire about sponsoring a girl, please contact Tecia Marshall at 901-864-8660.

Due to limited space and strong demand, parents are encouraged to register children online as soon as possible at the following link: 

Online Registration: http://bit.ly/1MTONrA

Volunteer orientation will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Cowork Memphis, 902 S. Cooper St., from 10 am – 12 pm. Individuals wishing to volunteer can sign up at the following link:

Online Registration: http://bit.ly/1gkuOZe

Businesses or organizations interested in food sponsorships or swag bag donations are encouraged to reach out to Tecia Marshall at memphischapter@blackgirlscode.org.

About Black Girls CODE:
Since 2011, Black Girls CODE has been a transformative global movement fueled by the power of individual, but connected and engaged chapters in Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, California Bay Area, New York City, Memphis, Washington, DC, Raleigh – Durham and Johannesburg that are dedicated to providing girls of color with the technical skills and inspiration to become technology leaders of tomorrow. To date we have reached over 3,000 girls and 2,700 volunteers. Our goal is to reach 1 million girls by 2040. Join the BGC movement at facebook.com/blackgirlscodeorg and on twitter @BlackGirlsCODE.

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