Youth Employment in Parks (YEP) 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.
YEP crew members represent all neighborhoods and communities in Anchorage. To become a YEP crew member you must meet the following qualifications:
• A resident of the Municipality of Anchorage
• 16-19 years old
• Completed or pursuing your high school or GED education
YEP crew members develop job skills by working on Anchorage municipal park improvement projects. Projects may include soft-surface trail construction and rehabilitation, stream bank and habitat restoration, park beautification, and landscaping. Check out the 2021 YEP Annual Report to learn more about past completed projects and crew members.
News from the 2023 Summer Crew
Learn what the crew did each week in the newsletters below.
Week 1 YEP Newsletter
Week 2 YEP Newsletter
Week 3 YEP Newsletter
Week 4 YEP Newsletter
Week 5 YEP Newsletter
Week 6 YEP Newsletter
Week 7 YEP Newsletter
Week 8 YEP Newsletter
Week 9 YEP Newsletter
Week 10 YEP Newsletter