Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) is currently seeking to fill 20 FTE AmeriCorps LEAP (Learning Early Achieves Potential) positions within early childhood programs across the region.
The service term is an 11-month commitment ending July 15th, 2015. LEAP focuses specifically on building social-emotional learning skills to prepare children for Kindergarten readiness and promoting routine reading at home.
Available SMIF LEAP positions in several community early childhood partner sites around the state including Semcac Head Start in Winona and Austin as well as Rochester Family Preschool.
All applicants receive a living allowance and Segal education award that can be used to pay off student loans or tuition and books costs at local colleges. A health care or child care benefit is also available if needed. LEAP participants will be trained prior to site engagement during a three-day orientation retreat in August.
Applications are available at www.smifoundation.org or by calling 507- 455-3215.