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Elementary Youth Advocate/Professional Mentor

An Elementary Youth Advocate is a critical member of a team of support providers for a cohort of Achievers in grades 1-5. A Youth Advocate is responsible for being the primary “Friend” to 8 elementary school Achievers. The Youth Advocate ensures that the necessary life, home and school supports are available to help every Achiever eventually graduate high school and attend college. The Youth Advocate works collaboratively with other team members and reports directly to the Associate Director of Programs. An ideal candidate is someone who is relentless in pursuit of success for his/her/their Achievers. He/she/they understands and is comfortable with navigating through complex situations. He/she/they believe that all children have the capacity to succeed and will do whatever it takes to support them in doing so. He/she/they understand that circumstances of poverty are delicate and complex and he/she/they must be comfortable supporting Achievers despite barriers that may be in the way. Lastly, he/she/they believe in outcomes-driven methodologies and will use data to track progress towards organizational outcomes.

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Adolescent Youth Advocate/Professional Mentor

An Adolescent Youth Advocate is a critical member of a team of support providers for a cohort of Achievers in grades 6-12. A Youth Advocate is responsible for being the primary “Friend” to 10-12 adolescent Achievers. The Youth Advocate ensures that the necessary life, home and school supports are available to help every Achiever eventually graduate high school and attend college. The Youth Advocate works collaboratively with other team members and reports directly to the Associate Director of Programs. An ideal candidate is someone who is relentless in pursuit of success for his/her/their Achievers. He/she/they understands and is comfortable with navigating through complex situations. He/she/they believe that all children have the capacity to succeed and will do whatever it takes to support them in doing so. He/she/they understand that circumstances of poverty are delicate and complex and he/she/they must be comfortable supporting Achievers despite barriers that may be in the way. Lastly, he/she/they believe in outcomes-driven methodologies and will use data to track progress towards organizational outcomes.

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