FoodCorps, the national service organization that places young people in communities across the country to work on projects to reduce childhood obesity, is seeking applicants its fourth class of service members.
Up to 175 applicants will be selected as service members and will be sent to serve one-year in a public school system during the 2014-15 school year. As service members, they will educate students about nutrition through hands-on education programs, building and taking care of school gardens and helping to bring high-quality, local food into school cafeterias.
The application period runs through March 30. Click here for more information and to apply.
Operated through the AmeriCorps program, FoodCorps currently serves students in 15 states. The organization is likely to expand to Georgia and Washington, D.C. in 2014, pending funding from Georgia Organics and the District of Columbia Office of the State Superintendent of Education.
FoodCorps service members receive a $17,500 living allowance, health insurance and a $5,645 award from AmeriCorps that can be used to pay off student loans or invest in future education. They also are eligible for student loan forbearance, partial childcare reimbursements, and training and mentorship.
Click here to apply now.