We are sorry you did not feel prepared for this Service Year experience! Blueprint Schools Network is committed to serving all students and providing those most in-need of small group math tutoring with lessons to close the achievement gap. Through the interview process, we share general background information on the districts and schools where our Fellows work and ask candidates about their experience and comfort level working with diverse student populations, including students who are English Language Learners and economically disadvantaged. Blueprint provides pre-service training and on-going professional development to prepare Fellows on classroom and behavioral management, building relationships with students, leading small group tutoring, and much more. Fellows are trained to use the same behavior management system as teachers in the school and have the authority to send students to the principal's office if they are misbehaving. As an organization, we believe that all students have the ability to succeed in school, regardless of their individual backgrounds and past learning experiences.
Our local Site Managers work with Fellows on a weekly basis to support their needs and provide feedback. As an AmeriCorps National Direct Program, the Blueprint Math Fellows Program provides Fellows with hands-on classroom experience, a living allowance, and Education Award. Through serving in a school, tutoring students during the school day, and being integrated into the school community, Fellows -- including those who aspire to be teachers -- are able to learn more about the school environment and classroom management while building strong relationships with students. Additionally, the AmeriCorps year of service provides Fellows with a living allowance regulated by the federal government. Blueprint Schools Network is proud to provide our Fellows with the AmeriCorps maximum allowable living allowance and healthcare coverage at no cost to the individual Fellow.
We wish you well on your futures endeavors, and thank you for your time with the program. less