AmeriCorps & Strategic Partnerships
notMYkid is excited to launch our AmeriCorps Family Navigation and Peer Support Program in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family. The AmeriCorps program is funded by an agreement with the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), under the State and National program umbrella.
What is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps is a National Service program that is similar to the Peace Corps. U.S. Citizens agree to serve a term of service and, after successfully completing service, they are eligible to receive an educational award. There are AmeriCorps programs across the country meeting all kinds of community needs, ranging from tutoring children to refurbishing houses for the needy to doing environmental work. Besides GETTING THINGS DONE (the AmeriCorps motto), Members also try to encourage citizens to give something back in their own community.
What is the Family Navigation and Peer Support AmeriCorps Program?
notMYkid AmeriCorps members serve as Family Navigators and Peer Support Specialists throughout Maricopa County. The Family Navigators AmeriCorps members help families access and navigate the behavioral healthcare system. The Peer Support Specialists provide peer support services for youth experiencing substance use disorder or mental health challenges.
What are the requirements to be an AmeriCorps Member?
Generally speaking, anyone can qualify to become an AmeriCorps Member. If you are at least 18 years of age, a US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident, have a High School Diploma and can pass a background check you qualify in most programs around the county.
AmeriCorps members who serve through notMYkid’s AmeriCorps Program are members that have committed to a term of service of at least 300 hours.
What are the member benefits?
As an incentive with serving in the Family Navigation and Peer Support Program, AmeriCorps members will receive:
- A Modest Living Allowance
- Money for College & Trade School
- Loan Deferment & Interest Forbearance
- Professional Development
- Alumni Network
What are the benefits for host sites?
- Members Based at Your Location
- Additional Support Programs Available
- Trained and Certified members
- Members have Fingerprint Clearance Card (IVP)
notMYkid is an Equal Employment Opportunity. Request for reasonable accommodations can be made by contacting Ahriza Martinez at (602) 652-0163 or AmeriCorps@notmykid.org.