Organization Overview

Northwest Youth Corps (NYC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth and young adults to become successful, resilient members of their communities. To achieve this, NYC provides a variety of outdoors, conservation-specific programs to youth and young adults throughout the Northwest emphasizing education, leadership, and personal growth.

Since 1984, NYC and its resource management partners have provided opportunities to over 19,000 youth and young adults to learn, grow, and experience success. NYC’s programs serve over 800 youth and young adults annually, with programs operating in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and California.


Muckleshoot Tribal Youth Crew

Positions for Ages 16-18 for Muckleshoot Tribal Youth
Dates: 8/20 - 9/2   

The Muckleshoot Tribal Youth Crew is an 8 member 2 week long camping program only for Muckleshoot Tribal Youth and they will be working with the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. With the guidance of experienced field staff, youth crew members will work on conservation, reforestation, and recreation projects, while developing leadership skills and learning how to work as a team. work may include trail building, Elk habitat enhancement, Invasive species removal. exploring resource management career paths.

Benefits: Up to $600 ($300 per week) and $100 ($50 per week) 

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Portland Native American Youth Community Crew

Positions for Ages 15-18

You th Corps Community is a day program that allows participants to complete service projects in their own community each day and return home at night. Crews meet at a designated site every morning and evening. Members spend an average of 6 hours per day working and one hour participating in an educational lesson giving youth the opportunity to earn school credit and an educational stipend. This Crew will be working at Fort Vancouver.

Benefits: Up to $1,250 ($250 per week) and $250 ($50 per week) in Bonuses and earn high school credit after completion.

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   Nadine Swartout , Native American Inclusion Coordinator -  Nadine is Ojibway from Wabaseemoong Independent Nation, part of the Treaty #3 Territory in Ontario, Canada. She grew up in Bend, OR. She recently        moved back to Eugene to work for Northwest Youth Corps as the Native American Inclusion Coordinator. Nadine graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Family and Human Services. Her passion is     working with Native American and First Nation peoples. In this position, Nadine assists in the building of new mutually beneficial relationships between Native Communities in the Pacific Northwest and NYC. In her       free time, Nadine plays with her pets Oscar and Sarah, attends Native events, and spends time with friends.
    Contact Nadine with any questions.  Phone:  (541) 654-4706      email:


Ages Session Dates
15-18 Portland Native American Youth July 31 – Sept. 1
16-18 Muckleshoot Tribal Youth Aug.20 – Sept. 2