Empowering the next generation

Northwest Youth Corps offers a challenging education and job-training experience that helps youth and young adults from diverse backgrounds develop the skills they need to lead full and productive lives. Our programs include residential conservation crews for both youth and young adults, local community crews, an internship program for college aged participants, a fully accredited high school, and a two-acre organic farm.

Build Your Future

Whether you are looking for an amazing summer work experience or looking to gain specific skills for a future career with land management agencies, Northwest Youth Corps has an opportunity for you.

Through your service, working on meaningful conservation projects will allow you to gain a fresh perspective, learn new skills, meet new people, and discover new opportunities and career pathways.


Working to Diversify the outdoors

Northwest Youth Corps and our land management agencies have teamed up to offer single identity crews, in addition to our standard crews, designed to offer empowering opportunities for those who have historically been excluded from conservation and careers in natural resource management. We are currently serving youth and young adults who identify as members of Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Native American, LatinX and/or LGBTQ+ communities. The goal is to provide a safe space to build confidence and self-esteem, and to learn the skills needed to be successful. After a successful experience, crewmembers serving on these crews often carry on to other opportunities with NYC, other Corps, and the land management agencies we partner with. 

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