The Next Steps AmeriCorps Program engages students in community service, mentoring, supportive workshops, and leadership development. Participants, known as Next Steps mentors, complete 300 hours of community work (including training and professional development) over the academic year.
- In addition to mentoring first-year students, mentors choose from a variety of community-based placements (e.g., Glenside Elementary, Jenkintown Food Cupboard).
- Participants receive $10 per hour through Federal Work-Study for their community-based hours as they go along.
- Upon completion of 300 hours, participants also earn an Education Award of $1342.86.
- Arcadia students can enroll each year until graduation.
Pell-eligible students are given preference, but all students may apply.
Next Steps has opened my eyes to the importance of helping children grow and thrive, and of working one-on-one with children.
Nakiyya Douglas ’23, Public Health major