Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Mark Twain National Forest offers opportunities for youth to work-learn-earn program with Youth Conservation Corps (YCC)

Youth Conservation Corps
Youth Conservation Corps (Photo credit: Forest Service - Northern Region)
The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a summer work-learn-earn program for youth that helps develop an understanding and appreciation of the environment. It offers summer employment for 8 weeks on the Mark Twain National Forest at the Ava, Salem, and Cedar Creek (Fulton) Districts for youth 15-18 years of age.

Enrollees will be paid minimum wage ($7.35/hour) for a 40-hour work week, from June 3 until July 26. Projects include building trails, maintaining and cleaning up campgrounds, and improving wildlife habitat.

If you like to work outdoors, complete the YCC application form and return it to the Forest Service by April 15, 2013. Fax the applications to Jane Mobley at 573-996-7745. If you have questions, contact jmobley@fs.fed.us or by calling 573-996-2153.