- Directly serve youth. Promise Fellows directly serve an average of 30 youth in grades 6-10 who are at risk or experiencing the academic achievement and civic engagement gaps.
- Plan and design programs. Fellows design, plan, and implement in-school and after-school activities to support and increase academic achievement in addition to social and emotional growth. These activities might be enrichment programs, mentoring programs, leadership activities, or homework help.
- Lead service-learning experiences. Promise Fellows also lead youth in service-learning, civic engagement, and leadership initiatives.
- Manage volunteers. Promise Fellows recruit and support family and community volunteers to assist in activities such as tutoring and mentoring, college and career exploration, and other activities that support overall success in young people’s school, work, and life.
As a full-time AmeriCorps member, Promise Fellows serve at least 1,720 hours for one year and receive:
- Modest living allowance (appx. $1000/month);
- Basic health insurance;
- Qualified student loan deferment;
- $5,550 education award upon successful completion of service;
- Ongoing, extensive support and training.