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If you are 21 and older and unemployed for the summer, Rockland County wants to tell you where to go.

Where’s that you may ask? It’s the Rockland County AmeriCorps (RCA) program, where three summer positions are available with the Youth Employment Program (YEP). AmeriCorps members serve 300-hours from June-December 2011.

YEP AmeriCorps members receive a $2,000 living stipend and a $1,132 educational award for 300 hours of service as a Trainer, Job Coach and Site Monitor. The education award can be used to pay towards college tuition or a qualified student loan. YEP members also receive training, networking and the experience of working with a spectrum of youth development professionals to add to their resume.

Potential candidates must be available during weekdays and some weekends. Other qualifications are a minimum of an Associates Degree and 6 months work experience. Candidates need to have flexibility, be a self-starter, show attention to detail, and act as a role model for all program participants.

Youth Employment AmeriCorps members will take on responsibilities such as providing job coaching readiness skills, life skills, workforce preparation, monitoring work sites, one-on-one job coaching with young people, skills assessment and reporting. For more information, or to request an application, please contact Kathy at 845-708-7307 or e-mail

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