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CEA Program: YLYS Student Mentor

Department of Undergraduate Education (DUE) is home to Institute of Engaged Learning (IEL) which is sponsoring these types of positions across campus. This specific position is part of the Community Engagement Associates (CEA) program in which students work in a specific department on campus to support campus and community engagement initiatives. You will see more information on the specific job and department below.

Overview of department:
The Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences trains students to become community health professionals, trained in public health science. Our students learn how to promote health and focus on increasing health equity in the general population.

Project summary:
CEAs will work in summer projects focused on Latinx youth. They will assist with all aspects of the programming, implementation and running of the programs. During the summer programs they will serve as near peer mentors to the youth.
Specific tasks that the community engagement associate will complete: 
Duties of the position typically include the following:

Receive training in cultural competence working with Latinx youth. Help organize the schedule of activities for youth. Serve as mentors for youth during programming, this includes attending sessions, interacting with youth, leading play or discussion activities. Work effectively in teams throughout the projects. Collect data, use databases to enter and help analyze data. Write reports and reflections on completed work.

Specific qualifications (knowledge, skills, class standing, etc) we desire the project coordinator to have:

Sophomore, junior or senior student in Fall 2022 Major in community health or education Spanish-speaking preferable but not required

Learning objectives:
By the end of this position assignment, the student will meet the following learning objectives
  1. The CEA values collaborating with others, especially those individuals representing diverse cultures, races, ages, genders, religions, lifestyles, and viewpoints.
  2. The CEA demonstrates empathy, openness, inclusiveness, and sensitivity when working with diverse others.
  3. The CEA feels a sense of responsibility and commitment to use the knowledge gained in their higher education experiences to serve others.
  4. The CEA analyzes diverse perspectives and evaluates how these perspectives influence their own norms and biases.