The Keystone Programs Coordinator collaborates with BGCP staff at the Forest and the other sites serving high school students, including our East Palo Alto Clubhouse and school campus-based programs, and external partners to create and execute Character and Leadership Programs focused on creating leadership opportunities for high school students within the Redwood City Clubhouse (a.k.a. Forest High School Center) and the community.
Redesign BGCP’s youth civic engagement initiative referencing our Don’t Stop Dreaming work in past years.
Through collaborating with elected officials in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Redwood City, we want to continue teaching the next generation of leaders about civic participation and pathways to elected office; train them to inform their peers of their civil rights and liberties; and empower their peers to become agents of justice and unity in their communities.
Manage all character and leadership development initiatives while tracking progress toward goals.
Advise and assist in the areas of project management, teen outreach, and volunteer recruitment, including 8th grade transition, Keystone Leadership Program, Youth of the Year, and Torch Club.
What will you do?
Manage the successful development and implementation of the character & leadership programs.
Support the Keystone Leadership Officers (teen members) to achieve success, including providing regular professional development sessions.
Collaborate with BGCA and the Regional Advisory Council to receive the training and tools to implement each program component.
Assist with recruitment & retention for Forest High School Members.
Support in designing recruitment initiatives.
Compile and obtain resources that focus on a knowledge of civic rights, responsibility, and engagement throughout BGCP Leadership high school programs.
Assist in planning and implementation of Community Friday events.
Serve as a liaison with Forest High School Center staff and Keystone members to maximize resources available for teen services.