Sky Davey served several years as a crew leader for the Summer Youth Program in the late 1990s, when the Corps was a program of the Minnesota DNR. He especially remembers the smell of the cabins three weeks into the summer, big powerful lightning storms, canoeing the St. Croix River “slaying” Purple Loosestrife, leading the first MCC summer youth spike project at Isle Royal National Park and some epic 20 on 20 Ultimate Frisbee games after a hard day of weed whipping. (Davey has won three national championships playing Ultimate with a Minneapolis team and even played a world championship game in Japan in 2011.)
He says his time in the Corps strengthened his character and sense of life purpose. “I discovered much about myself through my time at MCC, such as the joy of working with high school aged youth which led me to education,” said Davey. He has been teaching high school students for 11 years and currently teaches social studies/special education at River's Edge Academy in Saint Paul.