This summer, my cousin, Yusuf, a high school student in Pennsylvania, had a great job. He worked with the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) for 8 weeks, full-time at Valley Forge National Park.
YCC connects young people between the ages of 15 and 18 with work projects that help protect public lands in our national park system. The Corps was founded in 1970. Applicants are chosen by lottery, so previous park experience is not necessary. Pay is federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher.
I asked Yusuf about his summer job:
Q: How did you learn about the program and how did you apply?
So, if you are in high school and looking for a summer job that would help protect our environment and give you good job experience, consider applying to the Youth Conservation Corps. Thanks, Yusuf!
photos from the Valley Forge National Park flickr site