The DIAL/SELF AmeriCorps Program, based in Greenfield, Mass., partners with area schools and youth-serving agencies to create innovative full-time service opportunities throughout the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. Established in 1996, DIAL/SELF AmeriCorps serves a geographic area that spans from Greenfield to Springfield, from rural to urban settings.
For 10 months each academic year, DIAL/SELF AmeriCorps members support local youth through mentoring, creative activities, experiential learning and positive youth development. They use a student-centered approach to encourage young people to develop autonomy, belonging and confidence in themselves as learners. Members are trained to use the conversational skills of “motivational interviewing” to support young people in setting goals and activating the resources they can use to achieve them.
DIAL/SELF’s next application deadline is February 15. Stop by this information table to speak with Caroline Palmer, Service Quality Specialist with the DIAL/SELF AmeriCorps Program, to learn more about this application process and whether this or other AmeriCorps programs might be a good fit for you!