YEP Partners with the Student Conservation Association!

Anchorage Park Foundations’ Youth Employment in Parks (YEP) & the Alaska Region of the Student Conservation Association (SCA) are partnering to create a 10-week YEP alumni-only crew for summer 2013.  This new program is a successful partnership between a local and a national youth conservation organizations working together with municipal and federal land agencies to create an innovative program. 

The national conservation movement recognizes that pathway, or a ‘continuum’, of opportunities is important for the future of our public lands. 

The Continuum:

Crew member (CM) on YEP crew…

…SCA alumni CM /YEP Senior CM…

…YEP Crew Leader (CL)…

…SCA Apprentice CL…

…SCA National Conservation Crew Leader…

…Conservation community professionals/leaders…

YEP & SCA are creating a program that will foster growth in our youth, especially among the ‘majority minority population’.  We seek a diverse constituency of members that represent our population here in Alaska and that want to be future conservation and community leaders.

For more information, contact Jillian Morrissey, SCA Alaska Programs, (907) 715-2381 orjmorrissey@thesca.org  or  Beth Nordlund, Anchorage Park Foundation, (907) 274-1004 or beth@anchorageparkfoundation.org