Regional Youth Crews!
Who: Regional Youth Crews are open to all youth ages 16-18 who reside (either Part Time of Full Time) in NW Colorado. Exceptions made for interested youth who reside outside of NW Colorado.
What: A program designed to provide leadership and hands-on workforce experience for youth. This is a crew-based format with 8-12 crew members (youth). Two Crew Leaders supervise, facilitate education curriculum, and engage in conservation based projects with youth in their communities. Crew-members are paid a weekly stipend.
How Long: Regional Youth Crews operate for two-week sessions where participants camp, work and recreate together for the duration of the session. Crews begin on Sunday and run continuously through the second Friday.
Why: Youth Crew provides unique entry-level workforce opportunity for youth that builds on job readiness skills, resiliency skills, community engagement and environmental awareness.
Service: Participants are paid a wage to provide service to local and surrounding organizations. Projects include beautifying, weeding, trail work, restoration, gardening, and other conservation based projects.
Education: Consists of job readiness, leadership skills, life skills training, alcohol and substance awareness,
environmental education, and civic and social responsibility.