American Sign Language (ASL) Crews
Excellent Opportunity for Deaf or Hard of Hearing Youth and Young Adults: Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) is known for providing youth and young adults work opportunities in the great outdoors in a fun team-based learning environment that emphasizes personal growth and stewardship. This summer NYC is offering a program for youth and young adults who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing which provides participants opportunities to learn, grow, and experience success. Here is a chance for you to learn valuable work and outdoor skills, create new friendships, and make memories that will last a lifetime!
Explore: Under staff supervision with leaders who are fluent in ASL, crew members complete conservation projects that include trail maintenance, habitat restoration, and invasive species removal throughout the Pacific Northwest!
New Skills: While learning valuable lessons about teamwork and responsibility, participants will gain a sense of pride that comes with hard work and a job well done. Our Deaf and Hard of Hearing program nurtures and encourages leadership development as well as cultural exchange among the participants and leaders in the program.
Learn: Each day crews spend an hour working on a SEED (Something Educational Every Day) lesson. SEED topics cover environmental science, career pathways, and leadership development. At the end of the session, high school participants have logged enough SEED hours to earn high school credit. Our SSP program prepares participants for entry level jobs in natural resources and networking opportunities.
Join the Team: No outdoor experience necessary – we will teach you everything you need to know! Youth (ages 16-19) Join our ASL Inclusion Crew 1 ( June 17 - July 22) or ASL Inclusion Crew 2 (July 29 - September 2) programs and earn $1,250 plus $300 in bonuses! Young adults (ages 19-26), join our Seasonal Stewardship Program (June 26 – August 18) and earn living allowance and AmeriCorps Education Award.
Youth Corps Camping ASL Inclusion Crew
For Ages 16-19 | Starting Location: Lake Wenatchee, WA | 5 Week Program
An Unforgettable Adventure! Youth Corps Camping teams travel all around the Northwest to complete important conservation projects. Become an important part of a hard-working team as you live, learn, and work together building hiking trails, protecting endangered species, and restoring wildlife habitats.
Seasonal Stewardship Program ASL Inclusion Crew
For Ages 19-26 | Starting Location: Eugene, OR | 8 Week AmeriCorps Program
The Seasonal Stewardship Program (SSP) will provide you with hands-on training and experience needed to work on physically challenging conservation projects. Evenings are spent on related educational and recreational activities. Prepare to graduate with sore muscles, awesome technical skills, solid job reference, and an AmeriCorps living allowance and education award.