Youth Engagement & Community Organizer - El Paso County
The Colorado Partnership for Youth is a partnership between
COACT CO, housed at the Office for Behavioral Health and Shiloh
House. This VISTA project will build the essential bridges to
adulthood for transition age youth (ages 14-25) by expanding
resources and enhance services for youth with behavioral health
challenges to help youth thrive. Vista members will create local
Youth MOVE chapters to engage young people as key partners in
addressing service deficiencies, increase youth informed
programming development and build better understanding between
adult service providers and the young people they serve. Further
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Member Duties : VISTA members will work with local youth ages
14- 25 and partners to map and identify developmentally appropriate
resources for youth with behavioral health challenges to improve
access and enhance services to improve youth transition planning
and program access for young people living in poverty. They will
assist local communities in building capacity to improve youth
informed program improvement using the Y-VAL. Additionally, improve
local capacity by developing aYouth MOVE chapter and local
volunteers to provide youth peer support to increase engagement of
transition aged youth resulting in improved well-being, and
education and employment outcomes.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* , Childcare assistance if
eligible , Training , Choice of Education Award or End of Service
Stipend , Living Allowance .
Permits working at another job during off hours , Permits
attendance at school during off hours .
Service Areas :
Homelessness , Community Outreach , Children/Youth .
Lived Experience , General Skills , Youth Development , Social
Services , Leadership , Team Work , Community Organization .