AmeriCorps state members

first_imgGeorgia 4-H is seeking eight applicants for AmeriCorps state member positions in Clayton, Decatur, Haralson, Lincoln, Muscogee, Paulding, Union and Washington counties. “AmeriCorps state positions are perfect for recent college graduates and those looking for new options in the field of youth development,” she said. Jenna Daniel, AmeriCorps State Program coordinator, says through Georgia 4-H, AmeriCorps members “ identify the needs of the community they live in and work to make a difference in the lives of youth by addressing healthy living and childhood obesity, leadership skills, public speaking and supporting military youth and families.” “Having faced extreme budget cuts over the past three years, our partnership with the AmeriCorps program has allowed us to continue to deliver 4-H to the youth of Georgia with the same standard of excellence we have in the past,” said Beverly Sparks, dean of University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. UGA Extension administers the Georgia 4-H program. Interested applicants must apply for these AmeriCorps positions by the end of September on the UGA IPAWS website at www.ugajobsearch.com/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp. To find the application, search for “community service specialist positions.”For more information about the Georgia 4-H/AmeriCorps State Program partnership, contact Daniel at [email protected], or visit www.georgia4h.org/americorps.center_img During their year of service, AmeriCorps staff members receive a modest living allowance, health insurance and may be eligible to temporarily postpone the repayment of their qualified student loans. AmeriCorps members who complete a full year of service are also eligible for a $5,500 educational award to go toward approved educational expenses. AmeriCorps, a domestic program modeled after the Peace Corps, offers individuals the chance to make a difference in communities throughout Georgia. Through Georgia 4-H, an AmeriCorps State Grant provides funding for positions to help improve the lives of youths in counties that face persistent poverty. This is the second year Georgia 4-H has received grant funding for the AmeriCorps State Program. The eight new AmeriCorps staff members will join eight existing members, who contributed more than 22,000 hours of service to Georgia 4-H this past year. They reached more than 8,000 students with programs focused on the importance of healthy lifestyles and reached out to 961 children of military families. They also helped more than 900 4-H’ers with their Georgia 4-H projects and 15,300 students through in-school 4-H programs.last_img read more

Cold Weather Could Harm Your Plants

first_imgA pattern of evening temperatures dropping into the 30’s and near freezing are expected tonight and into Saturday morning in Southeast Indiana.For now, the National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch from Tuesday night through Thursday morning for Franklin County. A frost advisory has also been announced for the majority of the area on Thursday.While residents brace for the cold, what do the freezing temperatures mean for plants?“Any tender plants need to be brought in. Other than that, perennials and tree shrubs all that will be fine, it’s just anything tender,” said Matt Nobbe, owner of 5 Oaks Garden Center in Batesville.“People who have broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage outside, they don’t have to worry about that,” said Nobbe. “I have a thousand broccoli in a field right now, and this frost and freeze will bring the sugars up in the plant and just make it sweeter,” Nobbe added.Plant life is severely threatened when temperatures drop into the teens, according to Nobbe.Don’t forget about man’s best friend these next few nights, as freezing temperatures could potentially have a negative impact on pets.last_img read more