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Our AmeriCorps program strengthens communities by empowering youth to foster critical thinking, initiate dialogue within a community, recognize avenues of social and economic relief, find a moral center amid the forces of change and diversity, help furnish the stands and values by which communities can make judgments and instill a sense of pride necessary in building a future. Sanctuary provides an intense training to members in youth, adult, family and community development and group facilitation.
A total of 60 AmeriCorps members provide assistance in the organization's supportive counseling group, services and after school activities to island youth and their families.
A Sanctuary AmeriCorps Member performs mentoring, assisting homework, co-facilitation of supportive counseling groups, assist in after school activities in the Northern Guam and provide assistance to Sanctuary's residential services.
AmeriCorps members receive numerous trainings and workshops throughout the year. Each member will train and be certified in Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI), First Aid CPR, Anger Manegement and Record Keeping to name a few. Community events also attended include the induction ceremony of the year, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, National Volunteer Week, Senior Citizen Month, Mid-Year Retreat, Liberation Day Parade, Make a Difference Day and AmeriCorps graduation to close out the year. Members are also involved in activities such as Youth Policy Day, Micronesian Youth Services Network Conference, Too Cool To Do Drugs Conference, Sanctuary Month and First Lady of Guam events.
An AmeriCorps member is able to serve two full termss as members before bidding farewell to Sanctuary. Sanctuary's AmeriCorps program is under the ServeGuam! Commission which is overseen by the Guam Department of Labor.
Questions about the program?
Please contact George L. Salas at 671.475.7101 for more information about the program.
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