AmeriCorps BRIDGE Leaders
GO-Wil Bridge Leadership Program
AmeriCorps Service Member
“Building Relationships in Delaware Grows Everyone”
About Great Oaks Charter School – Wilmington
Great Oaks (GO) Charter School – Wilmington opened in downtown Wilmington in the fall of 2015. In the 2020-21 school year, Great Oaks – Wilmington will serve approximately 415 students in grades 6-11 and will grow to serve students in grades 6th-12th by adding 12th grade in the following year. Many of our students enter our program behind grade level.
We have high academic and behavioral expectations for our students. We pair rigorous curriculum and teaching with intense personal support from teachers, tutors, and staff. We prepare our students for college and career success through several key elements:
- Small school – Grade-level cohorts of less 100 students allows each student to feel connected and known. We focus on community and relationship building with families andstudents.
- High expectations – Rigorous, differentiated, college-preparatory coursework. Advanced Placement and real college course options for juniors andseniors.
- Individualized Instruction – World-class teachers with clear expectations, who are supported bya cadre of AmeriCorps Members.
Great Oaks Charter School – Wilmington is seeking experienced and passionate college graduates of all ages to serve in our Bridge Leadership Program as AmeriCorps Members for the 2020-2021 school year. BRIDGE stands for Building Relationships in Delaware Grows Everyone. This new initiative is focused on creating connections between our students, our school, and our community. Bridge Leaders will play a critical role in achieving our school’s mission of creating a safe, effective, and innovative learning environment that enables each scholar to reach his or her greatest potential through a high dosage of individualized attention. Over the course of the school year, Bridge Leaders will provide high quality mentorship opportunities for students, design and facilitate family programming, and/or lead student-focused projects that will enhance the Great Oaks community.
Building A Community Mentorship Program
Bridge Leaders will provide small group mentoring on a weekly basis for students as they make decisions regarding academics, relationships, and life goals. This mentorship will be focused on the development of social emotional skills and improving behavioral outcomes for our students. Members will also be responsible for building and facilitating a network of community members who will provide mentorship to our targeted students within our student body.