SML GOOD NEIGHBORS SUMMER TEACHING INTERNSHIPS

College students are recruited from all over the country through a competitive process. Successful candidates work for eight weeks during summers as the primary teachers for our students. The purpose of this program is to give young adults the opportunity to work as teachers with children from families with limited resources. Our long-term objective is that many of these summer teachers will pursue careers as teachers, non-profit leaders and other areas of service to people who may be left behind without assistance from dedicated, committed professionals. The program grew from six teachers in 2008 to 11 in 2016.

 

In Virginia, as in the rest of our nation, the rate of poverty in our rural communities ranges from 9.6% in Bedford County to 13.2% in Franklin County. In the twenty schools in our area where we provide services, over 5,000 children are eligible for the free or reduced-price school lunch program. Because the schools do not provide lunches during the summer, they are left with inadequate nutrition. These are the children that are also most at-risk of experiencing summer learning loss and falling into the achievement gap. These are the children we serve.​

We invite you to become part of our community for a summer of work, fellowship, personal growth and transformation as you help us serve over 250 elementary school children in the Good Neighbors Summer Enrichment Day Camps in the Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia area.

We invite you to become part of our community for a summer of work, fellowship, personal growth and transformation as you help us serve over 250 elementary school children in the Good Neighbors Summer Enrichment Day Camps in the Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia area.

 

The Good neighbors Curriculum framework is a values-based curriculum that emphasizes values such as nonviolence, accepting diversity, compassion, honesty and integrity. These values are at the heart of all camp activities and are modeled by all of us who work with the children

TESTIMONIALS

COMING SOON

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If you are an Intern in the Good Neighbors Family, you will:

  • Be one of the primary Camp Facilitators/Leaders

  • Be one of the principal facilitators/teachers/developers of the Good Neighbors Curriculum

  • Work closely with the volunteers

  • Live with other interns in the Good Neighbors facility

  • Work closely with the Program and Site Directors

  • Have days that begin early and end late

  • Receive room and board plus a stipend of $1,750 for first year interns

  • Spend 9 weeks of exhausting, fulfilling worth that may change your worldview and transform your life

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SUMMER 2021 INTERNS

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2021 Summer Teaching Staff

Welcome SML Good Neighbors Summer 2021 Teaching Interns!

Top row left to right

Asha- Ahsanti from Maryland, studying Theatre and English at Hollins

Joshua from Virginia, studying Computer Science at Randolph Macon

Noah from Maryland, studying Political Science and Sociology at Emory & Henry College

Lizzy from Colorado, studying Psychology at Oberlin College

Kate from Virginia, studying Architecture at Parsons School of Design

Middle row left to right

Hannah from Virginia, studying Psychology at the University of Virginia

Morgan from Virginia, attending Emory & Henry College

Elizabeth from North Carolina, studying History Education at Guilford

Front row left to right

Destiny from North Carolina, studying Social Work at NCCU

Dakota is studying English at Guilford

Hailey from Wisconsin, studying Psychology at the University of Wisonsin

Maya from Bolivia, studying Psychology at Lewis and Clark