Bay District School officials announce service program available to students
BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - A new partnership will give Bay District School students access to advanced training, travel opportunities, and more.
Thursday, Bay District School and Chautauqua Learn and Serve Charter Academy officials announced a new partnership between AmeriCorps and FEMA.
Through the Cultivating Opportunity and Response to the Pandemic through Service (CORPS) Act, students have the opportunity to gain new skills in career fields such as IT, public health, human services, and more.
Applicants can stay in Bay County or work across the country.
“You get $6,000 for each year of service you provide. and this new CORPS Act is recruiting colleges across the country to honor this service by matching. So each year (you) would earn a scholarship of $12,000,” Chautauqua Learn and Serve Charter Academy director Cynthia McCauley said.
Officials say it is a two-year commitment and the program will pay for your living expenses.
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