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OutDoor Oregon supporters hope to repeat jobs program for teens-Portland Tribune
Lucky for the then-19-year old, the Northwest Youth Corps created a program specifically for teens like him.
December 26, 2010

OutDoor Oregon supporters hope to repeat jobs program for teens-Tualatin Times
Lucky for the then-19-year old, the Northwest Youth Corps created a program specifically for teens like him.
December 26, 2010

Play in the Rain Day-Backcountry Horsemen of Oregon
Over 1600 families with their kids participated in this years annual "Play in the Rain" event at the Mt.Pisgah Arboretum
December, 2010

Stimulus Funds Working in Eugene
Northwest Youth Corps has transition a program started by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to a fully community supported program
December 10, 2010

750 KXL Interview
The Northwest Youth Corps used the dollars to create a program called OutDoor Oregon to give 16 to 19 year olds jobs working on conservation projects. Youth Corps Director, Keith Brown says its paying off for some of these kids.
December 6, 2010

Play in the Rain Day on KMTR
A record turnout for the annual "Play in the Rain" day held under a mix of cloudy and Sunday skies today at Mt. Pisgah.
November 20,2010

Play in the Rain Day at Mt. Pisgah KRVM Radio Interview
The Youth in Nature partnership has been sponsoring this once a year event called play in the rain day which is tomorrow.
November 19,2010

Play in the Rain Day at Mt. Pisgah
Play in the Rain Day will happen rain or shine, so dress for the weather.
November 18,2010

Go Play in the Rain
Tree climbing, hayrides, campfire cooking and more will be hosted by the Northwest Youth Corps...
November 16,2010

Play in the Rain Set at Mt. Pisgah
Activities will include tree climbing, horses, crafts, hikes, hay rides, campfire cookery, a visit from Smokey Bear, native plants, fire by friction, archery and more.
November 15,2010

Rain, Rain Don't Go Away
An opportunity is coming up, to to play in the rain! In fact, that's what it's called; it's the 3rd annual Play in the Rain Day.
November 11,2010

Volunteers Spruce Up Park
Pearce joined a group of 15 volunteers Saturday morning at the park for the annual Make a Difference Day.
October 23, 2010, 2010

Klamath National Forest granted stimulus funds for local projects
Northwest Youth Corps Crews of 10 youths worked for three weeks on the Bear Lake Trail in the Siskiyou Wilderness.
October 18, 2010, 2010

EWEB offers grants for green projects
The photovoltaic system fits in with the school's mission of teaching youths about natural resources and energy management.
October 7, 2010, 2010

Eight youths from the Northwest Youth Corps spent nine weeks in the wildnerness..
September 30, 2010, 2010

Proposal Cooper Springs Trail
There are a number of organizations that might be interested in helping build the trail, but perhaps the most promising would be the Northwest Youth Corps..
September 19, 2010

Youth crews finish Summer on Trails
The ten person, 16 to 19 yeard old Northwest Youth Corps crewmembers combined their experience, knowledge, and expert use of hand tools to finish off their summer in the McKenzie Ranger District.
September 2, 2010

KMUD Local News
A lot of the folks who completed our participated programs continue in the natural resources realm. They are eligible for jobs with the forest service, the BLM, state parks and Rec.
August 25, 2010

Youth Corps crews hit the trails
The youth are clearing out logs and removing unwanted vegetation so visitors can get a chance to enjoy the historical area.
August 25, 2010

Popular Wilderness Trail Reopens
National Forest wilderness rangers worked with a Northwest Youth Corps crew for four weeks to stabilize the fire and rain damaged portion of the trails
August 25, 2010

PCT Section Reopens
Volunteers that part of the Northwest Youth Corps spent four weeks this summer rebuilding tread and structures in the burned section south of Lemah Meadows and around Spectable Lake.
Aug 23, 2010

Northwest Youth Corps crew works on Payette National Forest Trail
The group, primarily Idaho youth, come from all parts of the state. This year, the corps will provide more than 100 jobs in Idaho.
August 12, 2010

Summer Job Puts Local Teens to Work Outdoors
Local youth take on the trails at Sunset Bay State Park for their summer job, but wind up earning much more than just a paycheck.
August 5, 2010

Idaho Youth Hitting the Trails in Record Numbers
Visitors and avid hikers to the Salmon-Challis National Forest may catch a glimpse of a group of 10 youth bearing orange hardhats, swinging hand tools, and sweating away in blue long sleeve work shirts.
August 2, 2010

Youth team removes ivy in Springbrook Park
A team from the Northwest Youth Corps worked in Springbrook Park removing invasive plants on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 20 and 21.
July 29, 2010

Outdoor Oregon Coos Bay
Outdoor Oregon is set to provide local job opportunities for Coos County teens. Next month, the group composed of 10 local teens, will begin its conservation efforts at Sunset Bay State Park.
July 20, 2010

Youth Crews Clear the Way!
Youth programs like these provide teens an opportunity to get work experience in an outdoor setting while helping them develop good work ethics, intersponal skills and connections.
July 16, 2010

Northwest Youth Corps Receives Check from Hamilton Construction
Hamilton presented a $2,500 check to Northwest Youth Corps which is a local non-profit located near the project in the Laurel Hill Valley neighborhood of Eugene.
June 15, 2010

YouthGrow visits Boondockers Farm
July 14, 2010

Kids Learn in the Garden
YouthGrow is the new project spearheaded by Northwest Youth Corps.  Thanks to community grants, dozens of kids can now test out their green thumbs and learn how to garden.
July 8, 2010

Charter Proposal Receive grants
Two other local applicants were among the 28 that applied for grants. They were proposed by educators at Northwest Youth Corps in Eugene
July 6, 2010

Food for Thought
On another front, at the Northwest Youth Corps YouthGrow program, Americorps members are teaching the next generation how to grow and prepare healthy, delicious food while having fun and making new friends. Listen to Radio Segment.
July 4, 2010

Students Help Make Southern Oregon Trails Safer
Yesterday, the Northwest Youth Corps work alongside the Bureau of Land Management to widen Cathedral Trail in Grants Pass
July 1, 2010

Alternative High Schools
The Northwest Youth Corps recognizes a need to provide schooling for students who prefer outdoor, hands-on work to the more traditional high school setting.
June 30, 2010

Girl Scouts, Northwest Youth Corps continue white oak savanna work
The Youth Corps cut away invasive plants, filled trash bins with cuttings and fallen branches, and placed wood chips at a new trailhead.
June 26, 2010

Wenatchee Hosts Over 180 Youth Jobs
This weekend marked the first 80 of the expected 180 youth this year that helped kick off programs at the new Northwest Youth Corps Stewardship and Education Facility near Wenatchee.
June 25, 2010

To Spray or Not
Upon, the neighbors believe the solution could involve bringing in the Eugene-based Northwest Youth Corps to hand weed the harvested area, Paz said. NYC has crews of youngsters who are trained in weed removal and other work and are supervised by adults.
June 21, 2010

Youth Esprit De Corps
Before my work with NYC. I didn’t really have life goals or even an idea about which direction I would steer my life.  But [by] my final session of NYC, I was able to apply for an AmeriCorps scholarship to help foot the bill of the University of Oregon. I was the first in my immediate family to graduate from a university.
Summer 2010

Oregon Quarterly
Board Elections
Summer 2010

Stimulus money to help fix Gifford Pinchot National Forest Trail System
Hundreds of miles of trails in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest are getting long-needed maintenance this summer thanks to $627,000 in federal economic stimulus money.
June 17, 2010

Local Teens Help Environment and Get Paid at the Same Time
Thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, 140 Oregon teens are finding work with OutDoor Oregon.
June 16, 2010

Young People at Work
A new program is helping teens get those hard to land jobs; we didn't say it was easy though.
June 15, 2010

Northwest Youth Corps, Lake Wenatchee State
This weekend will mark the first 80 of the expected 180 youth this year that will help kick off programs at the new Northwest Youth Corps training facility near Wenatchee.  These youth will be part of the total 900 youth that will this join Northwest Youth Corps programs this summer. 
June 10, 2010

Youth clean up Estacada High School, Damascus Park
Program puts youth to work, offers paycheck, job training.
June 3, 2010

Business News
Board Elections (Open for Business Magazine)
June 2010

‘Youthgrow’ Summer Camp Coming
We can make better choices, like composting, recycling, and shopping at our farmers market.
May 29, 2010

Volunteers Descend on West Linn’s White Oak Savanna
With the volunteer work done on Saturday the 15th and now having the Northwest Youth Corps Outdoor Oregon crew here at the savanna, it feels like the dream of the white oak savanna as a natural park has come true.
May 27, 2010

Northwest Youth Corps Solarbration (video)
Bonneville Environmental Fund
May 20, 2010

Getting Out and Growing Up
Stephanie Michel has seen the power of a group of people who are motivated to do one task-and that has given her “a great sense of accomplishment.
May 18, 2010

Youth Cutting Trail at Fish Hatchery Park
A dozen members of the Northwest Youth Corps Outdoor Oregon are spending five weeks building a new trail for horse riders and bicyclers at Fish Hatchery Park. 
May 13, 2010

New Northwest Youth Corps Wenatchee Facility Provides Summer Jobs
Teenagers from all over the Northwest (and the US!) are traveling to Lake Wenatchee THIS weekend to start their journey in getting outdoors in the Pacific Northwest, getting active in conservation work and getting paid for all their great efforts.
May 11, 2010

Northwest Youth Corps Program is coming to Salem
The Outdoor Oregon program aims to help youth between the ages of 16-19 develop work experience, environmental stewardship, and help local communities make a difference.
May 2, 2010

Adams, NW Youth Corps win EWEB Greenpower Grants
Northwest Youth Corps plans to use the grant award to build a rooftop photovoltaic system for the school and establish an environmental education program at the 2621 Augusta St. facility.
May 2010

Outdoor Education, fun Mark Earth Day
A combination of learning and enjoyment was only "natural" during Creswell's daylong Earth Day celebration, held at Garden Lake Park on April 22.
April 28, 2010

Stimulus Program puts Teens to work pulling Scotch Broom
"I'm wearing my mud high heels", said Nichelle Booker of Northwest Youth Corps, 19, as she pitched a chunk of scotch broom onto a pile just before another rainfall in Wren.
April 29, 2010

Earth Day Par-Tay
At the all-day celebration, EWEB also announced that Adams Elementary School and Northwest Youth Corps had each won a $100,000 Greenpower grant.
April 25, 2010

10 Youth Get a Temporary Job Thanks to Federal Dollars
Northwest Youth Corps launched its second season of the OutDoor Oregon Program.  That means 16 to 19 year olds will earn money while giving back to the community by doing outdoor conservation in Lane County.
April 25, 2010

Elementary School, Youth Corps gets $100,000 for Solar
The Eugene Water and Electric Board named the winners of two Green power Grants Saturday.Adams Elementary School and Northwest Youth Corps each received $100,000. Video
April 24, 2010

Summer youth work program back in Southern Oregon
Southern Oregon kids looking for a job this summer are in luck. The Northwest Youth Corps Outdoor Oregon Program is coming to the area again this year.
April 23, 2010

Let it Flow
Restoring Green Island.
April 22, 2010

Northwest Youth Corps
I hadn't heard of the 30-year-old organization before, and was amazed to find out that it’s become the Northwest’s largest and oldest youth conservation corps program
April 20, 2010

Renovation time for Northwest Youth Corps
The Northwest Youth Corps wants to do even more, but first they have to fix up their home base. Video
April 14, 2010

Creswell to celebrate Earth Day at Garden Lake Park
On April 22, people from all around the world will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.
April 14, 2010

Vote for Northwest Youth Corps
I'll be voting to fund a solar array for Northwest Youth Corps, a nonprofit youth development organization not supported by taxpayers.
April 3, 2010

Happy Trails
Just as the easements came through, Smith also entered into an agreement with Northwest Youth Corps to cut the trail from scratch, creating the longest trail to date within the system.
March 19, 2010

More Jobs for Upper Valley Teens
January 13, 2010

Outdoor Program to Hire Teens for Conservation Efforts
January 5, 2010

Outdoor Summer Jobs Available for Local Teens
The Northwest Youth Corps, based in Eugene OR, will open a new training facility in Wenatchee this summer.
January 2, 2010

Elwood Grant Goes to Conservation Corps Youth
A recent $6,808 grant from the Gordon Elwood Foundation will provide scholarships to help more than 20 Southern Oregon disadvantaged teens join Northwest Youth Corps Conservation Corps programs.
December 29, 2009

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