Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Project Transformation seeks college students for summer program


AmeriCorps members help students develop their literacy skills through Project Transformation, a program that brings college students, underserved children and community churches together in spiritual development and service. Photos by Tabitha Beckman.

Project Transformation Oklahoma is looking for college students to participate in its summer-long Young Adult Service Program. The AmeriCorps program includes housing, a living stipend and an education voucher.

“Project Transformation is so much more than a job; it is an opportunity for service within a relationship-driven community experience,” said Kelsey Ricks, executive director of Project Transformation Oklahoma. “The relationships that are built and the self-reflection and development that comes from a summer with Project Transformation are invaluable.”

The program invites college students to invest in the lives of underserved children while also exploring their own call to service through AmeriCorps, a volunteer civil society program. Students work in teams, plan daily lessons and lead the program as teachers. For their term of service, students receive a stipend of $1,800, a $1,200 education award, and room and board, including most meals. Ricks said the program is for anyone with a heart to serve others and learn more about themselves, their faith and their community.

“Students from all majors and backgrounds serve with Project Transformation every summer, and every summer, students tell us again and again how much it has changed their lives,” Ricks said. “It’s hard work, it’s exhausting, and it will challenge you, but it will be an experience you will never forget.”

Applicants must have completed one year of college or be at least 19 years old, and must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or legal permanent resident alien of the U.S. To learn more or to apply, visit projecttransformation.org/oklahoma.


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