Building Healthy Communities AmeriCorps is a coordinated effort to mentor youth in Kern County. The Kern County Superintendent of Schools, with a grant administered by California Volunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service, mobilizes 40 AmeriCorps mentors to work with over 800 youth. The AmeriCorps Members deliver high-quality mentorships to reinforce positive choices and behaviors. In addition, they recruit local volunteers to engage in activities to improve and strengthen their communities.
Under a grant administered by California Volunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service, Kern County Superintendent of Schools (KCSOS) established a program through which AmeriCorps members provide high-quality mentorships to disadvantaged youths in Kern County schools. The mentorship program leverages the resources of TCE’s 10-year groundbreaking initiative, Building Healthy Communities, in which TCE will invest $1 billion over the next 10 years in 14 underserved, geographically and ethnically diverse communities. The program is implemented in schools.