College Scholarship Opportunity is now closed.

Polk State College Foundation, in tandem with The Public Education Partnership of Winter Haven, Inc. (PEP), is seeking an energetic, motivated and community-service oriented high school junior/senior or college student to volunteer in the after-school Healthy Eating Program in Florence Villa or another PEP designated site in the greater Winter Haven area. In addition to service hours and the autonomy to build, shape, and expand PEP’s phenomenal Healthy Eating Program, the chosen student will receive a $10,000 college scholarship after successfully completing a school year of service. Hours are Mondays – Thursdays from 2:30 – 5:30PM when school and the PEP Education Center/designated site are in session and are flexible for training, shopping, planning, fundraising, gardening, etc.  The application process will end at 6PM on Friday, August 18th, 2017.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
o Planning and preparing healthy snacks for under served students Monday-Thursday (2:30-5:30 PM) at a location as identified by PEP leadership.
o Engaging students in discussions about healthy eating habits.
o Exposing students to a variety of healthy snack options.
o Developing positive interactions with students.
o Working collaboratively with Center staff and volunteers.
o Working collaboratively with PEP board and volunteers to raise funds for food and supplies.
Job requirements include, but are not limited to:
o Excellent communication skills.
o Strong organizational skills.
o Ability to relate to elementary school age children.
o Knowledge of nutritional benefits of healthy eating.
o Must have reliable transportation and communication methods.
o Ability to shop for supplies.
o Ability to tend to a garden.

Priority will be given to students interested in the fields of teaching, nutrition, health and wellness, but any student with the desire and ability to excel in this position and that has a passion for healthy eating, children, and blazing a trail that will affect true life changing reform should apply.

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