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Project A.C.E.S.

Project A.C.E.S (Accelerating Children through Education Support) , an AmeriCorps program of the Boys & Girls Clubs in Indiana, provides services and programs to youth throughout Indiana. Our Project A.C.E.S. Corps program serves members throughout Indiana where they serve with at-risk youth in education and healthy lifestyles programming.

During the 2022-2023 AmeriCorps program year Project A.C.E.S. members served a total of 111,617 hours at their local Boys & Girls Club or Out-of-School (OST) program. Over 22,038 hours were completed in professional development and training to enhance the member’s job readiness skills. We had a total of 213 members and a total of 1,266 volunteers recruited by our members serving over 11,934 hours of volunteerism to Clubs. Over 19,036 youth were served by AmeriCorps members.

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Information on AmeriCorps

Jessica McKinley, Program Director
Phone: (765) 977-2301
Email:  [email protected]
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Member Benefits

  • A modest living allowance is provided to help assist with living expenses during the term of service. This ranges from $1,300 – $22,100 depending on your service hours (100, 300, 450, 675, 900, 1200, or 1700 hours).

  • Earn Money for College! Receive an Educational Award between $388.03 – $6,895 after completing your term of service.

  • Gain valuable experience in youth development, working as part of a team, leading a group, and build your resume while serving and connecting with your community.

  • Additional benefits include: up to 340 hours of training and professional development, health care, child care (full-time only), and potential employment opportunities.

  • All trainings are aligned with the Child & Youth Care Certification. Members can obtain Entry level credential through their required service training. This helps members gain essential employability skills and certifications.


  • Must be 17 years of age or older.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.

  • Must possess or be working on a high school diploma or GED equivalency.

Service Activities

  • Increase academic success and engagement of youth.

  • Provide direct programs to children and youth, ages 5-18 years, after school.

  • Implement daily activities including: tutoring, conflict resolution, health and safety, enrichment, recreation, clubs, etc.

  • Provide emotional-wellness support to youth

  • Recruit and support additional volunteers at sites to build organizational capacity.

  • Provide direct support to other volunteer-based organizations.

  • Attend AmeriCorps sponsored trainings, staff meetings and events.