OLIVET BOYS & GIRLS CLUB HAS OPENED A NEW DOOR TO CREATING GREAT FUTURES BY RECEIVING THE 2015-2016 AMERICORPS STATE GRANT
Olivet Boys & Girls Club is pleased to have been awarded a highly competitive state-wide AmeriCorps grant for 2015-2016. This grant will allow the organization to harness the people power of a total of 60 young adults, ages 17-24, to improve the lives of 500 K-8 children through academic enrichment, character building and community service. Olivet will be empowering these AmeriCorps members to think critically, grow as individuals and make a difference in their own community.
Our goal is to attract potential members from our community who are in need of employment training and skills and who are often overlooked and underserved. Members will service 450 hours and receive a small living allowance. This will provide 27,000 hours of service per year by the AmeriCorps members. Members who successfully complete their hours will receive approximately $1,515 in the form of an Education Award. In total, approximately $84,900 in Educational Awards will be awarded to these AmeriCorps community builders upon successful completion of their term.