Youth Educator

Project Description

Local Youth Organizations in various regions of Georgia have requested the support of Peace Corps Response Volunteers (PCRVs) to serve as Youth Educators. Creating non-formal education opportunities for youth is one of the major priorities of the State Youth Strategy of Georgia. Non-profit local organizations and local government supported youth departments (youth houses) strive to provide extracurricular opportunities for youth at low or no cost. Youth-focused organizations have identified needs for support in Global Awareness Raising Through English; Communication Skills Development;
Camps and Clubs; and Youth For Community Development.

The PCRVs will provide help to organizations in their pre-identified needs and implement the activities aligned with those needs, such as enhancing global awareness and transversal skills/livelihood skills of children and young adults through co-taught English classes, English summer and winter schools; supporting the development of professional skills, career advancement and career management practices among local youth and adults; and planning and facilitating meetings, events, activities with community youth, particularly focusing on underserved youth, in order to develop their leadership skills, critical thinking, media literacy, and community volunteering. The goal of this assignment is to provide more opportunities to youth in Georgia to take initiative, engage in leadership, volunteerism, and critical thinking activities.

Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Georgia together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Local Youth Organizations in various regions of Georgia

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in any field
• Two years of non-formal education experience with youth;
• One-year experience developing learning resources for non-formal education activities;
• Knowledge of adolescent stages of development;
• Strong communication skills
• Strong computer and digital skills
• Strong leadership skills
• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility
• High levels of energy

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Serving in Georgia

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Medical Considerations

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