Be A COACH

Be an integral part of the Saturday Art Class programme by taking responsibility for an entire classroom and building life skills, social emotional learning and developing character in our children’s lives, by delivering an art-based curriculum.

Objectives

Through the Saturday Art Class programme, Coaches will :

  • Get the opportunity to interact with the students, their parents, teachers and related communities for an entire academic year, to create a deep-rooted change in the children’s lives and address the education inequity and inequality present in India
  • Create positive behavioral changes in students through the year
  • Have access to education and art-based training workshops conducted by experts in their fields
  • Leave this enriching experience, not just with enhanced skills, but also with a changed perspective
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WHAT DOES BEING A Saturday Art Class COACH INVOLVE?

The Saturday Art Class Coach programme is a part time teaching programme where each Coach will be responsible for one classroom for the entire academic year (August 2019 - April 2020). This entails the Coach’s presence in the classroom every Saturday for 2 hours.

Consistent interaction of students with their coach helps build trust and a lasting relationship. This stable foundation enables coaches to create a strong impact in the children’s lives.
The coach’s role involves delivering the Saturday Art Class curriculum with the help of mentors and parent leaders from the community. To ensure that this is done smoothly, every coach will attend weekend training sessions with the Saturday Art Class team twice a month.

All coaches will also be involved in the Saturday Art Class Exhibition that takes place in April, at the end of every academic year. This would be a culmination to the end of year community project that the Coach delivers along with the classroom and the community.

The coach will also take charge of the operational requirements for each lecture (coordinating with the Saturday Art Class team to ensure that the materials and other resources are available in time). He/She will be the contact person for the school authorities and for the mentors and parent leaders attached to his/her classroom.

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WHO CAN BE A COACH?

Saturday Art Class gives this opportunity to individuals coming from all areas of life, with a strong desire to create an impact in children's lives, provided :

  • They are 21 years of age or older
  • Are committed to teaching a classroom every Saturday for 8 months
  • Are interested in the education sector and in art. You don’t need to have a background in art or teaching to be a Coach at Saturday Art Class. Our coaches come from different educational and professional backgrounds, but have an interest in art and are committed to creating a change
  • Are open to learning
  • Are open to collaborating and working with the community to create a positive impact

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • 20 coaches will be selected for this academic year (2019-20)
  • A certificate will be provided to each coach after successful completion of the academic year
  • All coaches will be paid a small session-wise stipend
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TIMELINE

27th MAY

Applications
Open

15th JUNE

Applications
Deadline

1st JULY

Results
Announcement

20th JULY

Coach Induction
Training
Part 1

21st JULY

Coach Induction
Training
Part 2

27th JULY

Mentor
Orientation

3rd AUGUST

1st day of the
Academic Year

Be A Mentor

Get involved in the Saturday Art Class classroom and help impact children’s lives by assisting our Saturday Art Class Coaches and Parent Leaders in building life skills, social and emotional learning and character strengthening in our children via an art-based curriculum.

Objectives

Through the Saturday Art Class Mentor programme :

  • Get exposure to the education sector and get a chance to understand the inequity and inequality in education at the grassroot level
  • Mentors will get an opportunity to interact with experts in the field of education and art via workshops and gallery visits
  • Get an opportunity to network with like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds via mentor mixers and alumni programmes
  • We have found that mentors are not just able to create powerful changes in our children’s lives, but also in their own, and they often leave the programme with a changed perspective
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What does the mentorship programme involve?

The Saturday Art Class Mentor programme is a part time volunteering programme where Mentors will be responsible in aiding a Saturday Art Class Coach in conducting classes for the duration of a semester. This entails the Mentor’s presence in the classroom every Saturday for two hours through the semester *

(*Note : Each semester consists of 4 months ; Sem 1 is Aug - Sept - Oct - Nov and Sem 2 is Dec - Jan ‘20 - Feb ‘20 - March ‘20)

We have found that week on week interaction of students with mentors enables them to form connections and lasting relationships, which makes it easier for mentors to pass on valuable skills and render impact.

Hence, we require a semester’s worth of (4 months) commitment from each mentor, where the mentor has to be present in the classroom for 2 hours every Saturday during the Saturday Art Class session.

All mentors (irrespective of the semester) are also a part of the Saturday Art Class Exhibition that takes place in April, at the end of every academic year.

Each classroom of 60 students is assigned 3 mentors. Each mentor’s role involves aiding the coach or teacher in delivering the planned session and interacting with students through the course of it.

Every mentor will go through an orientation at the beginning of the semester.

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Who can be a part of the mentorship programme?

Saturday Art Class is looking for individuals who are passionate about creating an impact and addressing the education inequity and inequality in India. All applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be over 18 years of age
  • You must be committed to giving 2 hours of your time every Saturday for 4 months
  • You don’t need to have a background in art or teaching to be a mentor at Saturday Art Class. Our mentors come from different educational and professional backgrounds, but have an interest in art and are committed to creating a change
  • Are open to learning

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • 60 mentors will be selected every semester. A certificate will be provided to each mentor after successful completion of the membership programme
  • Applications of Semester 2 of the 2019-20 academic year will open on 25th October 2019
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TIMELINE

27th MAY

Applications
Open

15th JUNE

Applications
Deadline

27th JUNE

Results Announcement

27th JULY

Mentor
Orientation

3rd AUGUST

1st day of the
Academic Year