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2621 Augusta St
Oregon 97403

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Programs: NYC's YouthCorps program features a residential, team-based, outdoor work, and education experience in which youth (14-19) camp out and complete important conservation, reforestation, and recreation projects on private, state, and federal lands. Program participants represent the diversity of the northwest and travel from throughout the United States to particpate in this program. This program serves 750 youth annually. NYC's Outdoor High School (ODS integrates hands-on learning with conservation work, applied science, and academics. ODS combines week-long blocks of classroom study with alternate weeks dedicated to field study, data collection, and resource management projects. ODS students graduate with a traditional high school diploma. ODS has an average enrollment of 55 students. NYC's YouthWorks program combines teamwork, challenge, and service, with fun, friendship, and learning. As part of a ten-member team youth (11-15 years of age) complete service projects that enhance parks and protect wildlife habitat and spend time hiking, rafting, camping, and just having fun outdoors. YouthWorks offers three different three-week programs and serves 165 youth each summer NYC's Operations Department provides the logistical support required to maintain up to 500 youth and staff in the field. Each week Operations purchases, packages and ships food to 35 field crews. They also maintain a 40 vehicle fleet and buy, maintain, and repair the tools and camping equipment needed for NYC's ten-member youth crews to live and work in remote locations.

NYC believes that holding a job is a vital part of growing up. A job teaches discipline and responsibility-it gives young adults a sense of purpose and a role in society, it builds pride, broadens horizons, and promotes personal growth. With NYC, participants work on service and conservation projects that promote physical fitness and foster an understanding of society''s local, regional, and global impacts on public lands and natural communities. In 2006 NYC''s 1100 participants earned stipends totaling $976,000. The underlying theme of all NYC programs is one of empowerment-giving youth the skills and confidence they need to face life''s challenges. NYC program''s emphasize teamwork and leadership while promoting education, personal growth, and individual achievement. Northwest Youth Corps provides a caring and supportive team-based environment where every participant is challenged to learn how to work with others, make decisions, overcome obstacles, and achieve success.

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I had the opportunity to work with NYC on their first adult crew as an AmeriCorps member in Oregon and as a crew leader for youth in Idaho. I gained a lot of experience and skills in the adult crew that will further my career. Idaho was life changing for me in ways I didn't think would happen. I... more »
I have had the pleasure of participating in planning and design processes with NYC as a member of an architectural team. During this process we toured the facility and met with staff in order to understand the workings of the organization as well as plans and needs for the future. During this ... more »
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I have hired Northwest Youth Corps every summer since 1993 to accomplish trail work on the Fremont National Forest. We have had approximately 200 crews working for us during that time span with 10 crew members and 2 crew leaders per crew for a total of around 2200 young people. My experiences with... more »
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