The person overseeing your whole program is your Facilitator. They should be the person that both students and volunteers can come to when they need help. This means they will know best how your program is running and what is most needed. For this reason, they are also the best person to be the contact for Outliers.
Things to consider
Look for someone with a passion for young people, who will be dedicated to this program.
Education expertise is not a requirement for this position.
You might be this person!
The role of the coordinator is to ensure:
• The venue is open and setup for the program
• Snacks are ready
• Students and tutors sign in
• New students are admitted according to the program’s rules
• New tutors are interviewed and taken through orientation
• Child Protection and Safety procedures are in place
Most importantly the coordinator is the face of the after-school program. They will set the tone for the environment, get to know each student and be the check-in point for tutors.
Tools to help
Get to know your team
Who in your team might be up to this challenge? Personality tests can help!
Trauma and learning
Trauma-informed spaces take time to look at the “why” behind challenging behaviors we see in students and create a safe, learning space where they feel supported and safe. Learn more.