Are you a teen in Tucson, looking for something interesting to do this summer?
The Saguaro National Park is offering a summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program to youth, ages 16-18.
According to a recent news release, YCC is an 8 week youth employment program for boys and girls consisting of three main components: conservation work, environmental education and outdoor recreation.
The 2018 Saguaro YCC program is scheduled to run from June 4 through July 27. Applications are due by April 30.
YCC enrollees will have the opportunity to work on a variety of conservation projects in Saguaro National Park and the surrounding region, including trail work, environmental restoration work, campground maintenance and resource management. A normal work week consists of five eight-hour work days. Most weeks enrollees will arrive at SNP Monday morning and return home Friday evening for the weekend. During the week, YCC enrollees will be camped out near their work site which may be quite remote. Enrollees will be paid minimum wage for 40 hours of work each week.
In addition to work, enrollees will engage in daily environmental education lessons that will teach them about the local ecology of Southern Arizona and larger environmental issues. Enrollees will also participate in various recreational outings including day hikes, backpacking trips, field trips and more! YCC is not just a work program, it's a chance to learn, play and grow in the natural world.
To be eligible, youth must:
In addition, applicants who are permanent residents of the United States, its territories or possessions, are eligible for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, handicap, religion, or national origin. Youth with a disability who can effectively participate in most YCC activities are eligible. Selected applicants must possess a Social Security Card and have a work permit (if required). Youth must not have a history of serious criminal or other antisocial behavior that might endanger their safety or that of others. Employment is without regard to Civil Service or classification laws, rules, or regulations.
Enrollees will be selected, at random, at the beginning of May. All applicants will be contacted by May 14th.
How to Apply
To apply for the 2018 YCC Program in Saguaro National Park, please complete an application and email it to email@example.com or send it to Saguaro National Park, 3693 South Old Spanish Trail, Tucson, AZ 85730, attention YCC. Be sure to include “YCC” in the subject line if applying via email.
To apply for the YCC Program in Saguaro National Park, download an application:
DEADLINE: Applications for the summer 2018 season must be received by April 30.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with "YCC Question" in the subject line.
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