Opportunities for Youth
Northeast Region
Youth Conservation Corps
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Youth Conservation Corps is a summer employment program for young men and women age 15 through 18, who work, learn, and earn together by doing projects on public lands.  The purpose of the YCC program is to:

  1. Accomplish needed conservation work on public lands.
  2. Provide gainful employment for 15 through 18 year old males and females from all social, economic, ethnic, and racial classifications.
  3. Develop an understanding and appreciation of the Nation's natural environment and heritage in the participating young adults.

Programs are typically 8 weeks long from June through August.  Participants get a variety of experiences from biological monitoring to general refuge maintenance and visitor services. For more information about the YCC program in the northeast region, check out the YCC Factsheet (pdf - 356KB) or contact Dionne Briggs, YCC coordinator for the Northeast region.

Last updated: April 3, 2017