Paid summer opportunity

| April 5, 2017

The Yleana Leadership Academy is interested in recruiting both grads and undergrads as Teachers/Counselors for a transformative SAT summer camp. We are looking for people who would be willing to work hard and have an amazing time creating a summer camp experience for kids. It’s a ton of work but a LOT of fun!

Application deadline: April 7, 2017. We review applications as they are submitted; we accept them on a rolling basis – so apply now! We will also review those applications submitted after April 7, but will give priority to those applications submitted earlier. An earlier submission improves your chances of being considered.

More about our organization:

The Yleana Leadership Academy is a residential summer academy which serves rising high school seniors from Boston, NYC, Philadelphia, and Baltimore and seeks to close the achievement gap through a three-week transformative intervention summer SAT experience. We are part summer camp, part intense SAT training using the Socratic method, and part leadership academy.

Beyond our innovative SAT prep, we explore issues like race, class, and power through our Issues curriculum, an open-forum discussion setting where we question these issues through readings by people like James Baldwin, Junot Diaz, and bell hooks. We also help our students acquire and hone the soft skills they need through our Entrepreneurship class, which culminates in a one-day startup fair with entrepreneurs from everywhere from London to NYC advising the students all day until they face off in a Shark Tank competition.

All of our students qualify as low-income; most are first-generation; all students attend on full scholarship. Besides studying for the SAT, being part of Issues and taking Entrepreneurship classes, students enjoy a traditional summer camp experience (complete with Friday night campfires!) while becoming a part of a welcoming and introspective camp community. One of the greatest compliments we received in 2014 came from a student who had been in foster care and had had trouble with her parents telling us that Yleana was the first place she felt safe, like people really cared about her. We strive to create and promote that atmosphere – a loving, caring, safe place for kids who haven’t always had it easy.

Besides just raising our kids’ SAT scores, we also ensure that they have the one-on-one financial aid follow-up that they need in order to apply those SAT scores to the schools that would meet both their financial and academic needs.  To learn more about us, check out our promotional video (which gives the look and feel of an Yleana experience): https://youtu.be/jQNa_XsFh-U