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The Conservation Corps provides meaningful work for young people in managing natural resources, responding to disasters, conserving energy   and leading volunteers. We provide training in resource  management, safety, job-readiness and technical skills, and we help young  people develop personal responsibility, a strong work ethic and greater  awareness of environmental stewardship.

Restoring resources,

changing lives.

Last year, after serving in the Summer Youth Corps, participants reported:

90% are more dependable and reliable with a stronger work ethic

99% better understand how citizens impact community

96% have a better appreciation for nature

93% are more physically fit

87% have new career options and can prepare a resume

Our young adult AmeriCorps participants reported …

91% are more self-confident

83% have developed better problem-solving skills

96% are more aware of environmental issues in their community

98% are proud of the work their crew accomplished

91% feel their future has more opportunities and career choices


Urban teens from low-income homes in Youth Outdoors reported …

84% have a greater appreciation for nature and protecting the environment

89% are more comfortable communicating with peers and supervisors

89% have greater self-confidence

84% are more prepared to apply for their next job

100% said it was a positive and worthwhile experience

About 20 percent of our program time is devoted to education in environmental science and technology and training in work skills and personal development such as financial management and job interviewing.