Northwest Youth Corps Overview
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.