The LearningWorks Aim High program places teams of dedicated AmeriCorps members in elementary schools in Southern Maine to increase student academic achievement and social and emotional learning through tutoring, mentoring, and extended learning interventions in and outside of the classroom.
After completing service, AmeriCorps members receive an education award which can be used towards tuition, future educational opportunities, or qualified student loan debt. Over two hundred colleges and universities across the country acknowledge the value of AmeriCorps service by matching Segal education awards. See the full list here.
Full-Time Membership: Each Aim High partner school has a single full-time Lead AmeriCorps member. Lead members play an important role as a point of contact with school teachers, administrators, and Aim High program staff. While also providing direct service with students, lead members are peer leaders through helping to coordinate other members, programs, and activities at their school site. Lead members are not supervisors but are expected to be peer models for others. They also support new members through orientation to school and provide guidance to other members throughout their service.
Half-Time Membership: Each school has a group of half-time members who provide consistent support to students and teachers, both inside and outside of the classroom. Half-time members play a key role in the program by committing to a regular service schedule and serving as a reliable resource in each school.
Minimum-Time Membership: Each school has a team of minimum-time AmeriCorps members who provide consistent support to students and teachers, both inside and outside of the classroom. Minimum-time members play a key role in the program by committing to a regular service schedule and serving as a reliable resource in each school.