Is your son or daughter an active, energetic individual? Does she like to work with her hands? Does he thrive on a challenge? Northwest Youth Corps is a wonderful opportunity for young individuals with spunk, determination, and a desire to make a difference.
Youth enrolled in our YouthCorps programs (ages 14-19) travel to project locations throughout the Pacific Northwest. our OutDoor High School each meet at our Eugene campus. Learning about conservation and the environment has never been more exciting and rewarding!
YouthCorps Session Orientation Brochure
Download the YouthCorps Programs 'Orientation Information for Parents' PDF file (1MB)
This four-page brochure contains information from the YouthCorps program orientation and serves as a handy reference for parents. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read the PDF file.
Visit your son or daughter in the field. Find Parent Weekend information, as well as weekly updates about your teen's crew, on our Field News page.
Youth participants earn a non-taxable education stipend. Bonuses are part of the education stipend and also non-taxable. Therefore, youth will not receive a W-2.
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Earning School Credit
The Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) YouthCorps program provides outdoor education and work skill training opportunities for more than 1,000 teens, ages 14-19, per year. Teens learn about natural resources and forest management through completing service work projects throughout the Pacific Northwest. Teens also learn about themselves, while learning valuable teamwork, communication, and leadership skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives. School credit may be earned for completing an NYC program session. Since your local school counselor or administrator makes the decision about granting credit, ask them to contact Northwest Youth Corps Youth Services (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can send them information about our programs.
Work experience and job skills
Northwest Youth Corps offers teens a unique work opportunity. Youth make new friends, camp out, travel to beautiful locations throughout Pacific Northwest, and get the chance to receive academic credit, while earning a stipend. Youth crews work approximately 37 hours per week, for four to six weeks. Northwest Youth Corps workdays begin with the first light as 12-person crews of teens and experienced crew leaders develop recreation sites, improve wildlife habitats, and enhance the Pacific Northwest's natural resources through projects such as trail construction and tree pruning. Participants camp, cook their own meals, and learn outdoor skills, as they gain responsibility, enjoy outdoor recreation, and develop important life skills.
Oregon's oldest and largest youth corps program, Northwest Youth Corps has served more than 10,000 young people since it began in 1984. NYC is a non-profit conservation work and youth development organization that partners with natural resource agencies, such as the USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and state parks and recreation departments, to carry out much needed conservation and community projects. Project partners also include the Oregon Youth Conservation Corps and school districts throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Download the local resource guide for information on how to get here, where to stay and what to eat!
For questions about youth programs, contact NYC's Youth Services Team at (541) 349-5055 or e-mail email@example.com.
For general questions about Northwest Youth Corps, please call (541) 349-5055 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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