History Colorado is seeking applicants for the K2H Civic Futures AmeriCorps Program to help expand educational opportunities for Colorado students through the agency’s museums statewide. The K2H Americorps program supports civic learning and engagement programs in K-12 or community-based sites.
The deadline for applying for AmeriCorps is March 15, 2020.
The History Colorado Youth Advisory Council (YAC) is a group of teens from across the state whose goal is to increase youth involvement in History Colorado and its museums by planning special events and creating opportunities for young history enthusiasts.
What is the age range for YAC? The age range is 11-19.
How long will each member serve on the council? Members will serve a term of two years.
When will YAC meet during the year? Meetings will be held from on the second Saturday of each month from 12:30 - 2:30 PM.
Where are meetings going to be held? All meetings will be held virtually, although members from the same area can meet at their community museums to plan events and work on YAC projects together.
Do I have to volunteer at the museum to be a part of the YAC? No, you do not have to be a volunteer at any History Colorado museum to join the YAC. The Youth Advisory Council is considered to be a volunteer position itself, and thus does not require any prior involvement in the History Colorado museums. However, we do expect all accepted members to volunteer at a certain number of community events at their museum(s).