TAKE YOUR BEST SHOT WITH 3POINT!
VOLUNTEER, INTERNSHIP, SERVICE LEARNING, & WORK STUDY
OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE FOR ALL MAJORS & YEARS!
INCLUDING A $300 STIPEND!*
Success in school, employment, and a global society requires 21st century skills, social-emotional competencies and a growth mindset. However, economic and societal inequities have created an opportunity and achievement gap for underserved, economically disadvantaged youth in Boston, leading to unsatisfactory educational and employment outcomes. 3Point’s mission is to close this opportunity and achievement gap and give every child an equal opportunity to achieve.
WHAT WE DO:
3Point provides free after-school, in-school, and summer educational enrichment programs amplified by athletics, dance, and other activities to under-served, economically disadvantaged middle and high school youth. Our programs foster the development of 21st century skills and social-emotional growth. Our programs emphasize critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, communication, perseverance and resiliency, as well as self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, and disciplined decision making.
3Point develops 21st century skills through project-based learning in the classroom by engaging students, working in small groups, to collaboratively investigate and pursue solutions to community issues identified & selected by the students. Students research, analyze, & give voice to their ideas using digital and computer technology, producing meaningful results and present their solutions to an authentic audience. The development of 21st century skills and social-emotional learning is integrated throughout the curriculum, connecting the classroom to our basketball, dance, and other activities.
Dynamic and enthusiastic university students needed to assist in middle and high school classrooms in Boston. You will receive training, supervision, and a $300 stipend.* As a part of 3Point, you will inspire and teach youth to think critically, problem solve, improve their communication and collaboration skills, and create projects using today’s latest computer technology. All you need is a passion for helping underserved and economically disadvantaged youth. Be part of a team that can change the trajectory of a young person’s life.
This is a great opportunity to learn and serve in a partnership between UMass Boston, Emmanuel College, and The3PointFoundation that promotes youth empowerment, 21st century skills, social-emotional growth, and a growth mindset in after-school and in-school programs for youth in grades 5-12. University students will work with middle and high school youth in small groups. The 3Point middle school after-school program combines an hour of learning and an hour of either basketball or dance. You do not need to have any prior basketball or dance experience or knowledge. The 3Point high school program consists of classroom learning during the school day.
In the middle school after-school program, university students will have the option to participate in one school during the time block of 11:30am – 6:30pm two days a week for approximately a 2-hour commitment. Additional hours and schools are available as needed.
In the high school in-school program, university students will have the opportunity to participate daily in classroom learning at Tech Boston Academy from 7:30am - 2:30pm for a minimum 2 hour commitment. Commitments for greater than two hours on more than one day are available. There will also be programming during the school day at Boston Community Learning Academy and New Mission High School.
UNIVERSITY STUDENTS MUST BE PRESENT FOR FULL 2 HOURS OF EVERY SESSION &
ATTEND AT LEAST 80% OF SESSIONS IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR THE $300 STIPEND.
Students wanting/needing more hours for internships, capstones, and student work-study employment will have the option for more hours and activities:
Internships: Students may apply for a 6-10 hour a week internship that will include:
Time in the classroom facilitating groups with middle & high school students
Planning special events
Attending related meetings
Outreach on campus to students and clubs Research
Outreach to community organizations
Developing a community resources packet/manual Developing activities for youth using community resources
Organizing our guest speaker series