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.
Tribal Stewards Model
Tribal Stewards model is a program rooted in cultural and ancestral knowledge of the Northwest tribal communities. Tribal Stewards works closely with tribal communities to engage Native American participants in our traditional Youth Corps Camping model. To date, there are collaborative project efforts with the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Tribe, Chemawa Indian School and Shoshone Bannock Tribe.
Tribal Stewards – Warm Springs
A collaborative effort with the Confederated Tribe of the Warm Springs in eastern Oregon, Northwest Youth Corps and Oregon Natural Desert Association are dedicated to launch an all Native American crew ages 19-24 for Warm Springs tribal young adults.
Tribal Stewards – Shoshone Bannock (tentative)
A collaborative effort with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Northwest Youth Corps and the Idaho Conservation Corps are dedicated to launch an all Native American Sho-Ban trail youth crew ages 16-19 for Warm Springs tribal youth. Projects are being verified with the Rock City Council on ancestral Shoshone Bannock land.
Tribal Stewards – Chemawa Indian School
An ongoing collaborative partnership with a Native American boarding school, Chemawa Indian School, students ages 16-19 who represent various different tribal nations. Chemawa originally started in 2016 and has continuously grown since then.