Youth Employment in Parks (YEP) is in full swing! Youth Employment in Parks is a 10 week summer program that hires Anchorage teens to complete park improvement projects. Teens learn natural resource management job skills by building trails and restoring stream banks while increasing civic engagement, environmental awareness, and leadership skills. YEP is designed to positively engage a new generation of diverse young leaders as conservation stewards of public lands through meaningful job training, employment, and education.
Check out what local teenagers have been doing to improve our parks and trails. These weekly newsletters are created by an intern to help YEP crew members share with friends and family.