About New HYTEs
New HYTEs’ flagship year-round after school program serves 40 students ages 7–16 from 16 New Haven Public Schools. Two-thirds of our scholars come from low-income households and one-third are from bilingual families. Full scholarships are provided to all participants. Our program combines tennis development, academic enrichment, and character building to equip students to succeed in both school and life. Our after-school program was created in 2008 by the Yale University varsity tennis coaches and has operated under the auspices of New HYTEs since the fall of 2011. New HYTEs is a chapter of the USTA Foundation’s National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network.
New HYTEs Mission: To enrich the lives and positively affect the futures of New Haven’s economically disadvantaged youth through a program that incorporates life skills curriculum and academic supports, and promotes both character building and the health benefits of participation in athletics through tennis.
Be a VISTA at New HYTEs
The New HYTEs VISTA fellow will work closely with our CEO and our Director of Programming on multiple projects including a capital campaign, the restructuring and implementation of a pathway to college, marketing, and the collection of success metrics.
- PowerPoint and Excel proficiency
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Works well with others
Location: New Haven, Connecticut
Supervisor: CEO and Director of Programming
Weekly Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00 with occasional weekends depending on program needs
Housing Provided: No
Ground Transportation Stipend: No
Dedicated Workspace Provided: TBA
Monthly Living Allowance: $1226
Relocation Stipend: $750 (those living more than 50 miles from organization)
Post Service AmeriCorps Benefit: Segal Education Award ($6000) or Cash Benefit ($1800)