Sound to Summit Crew

Age: 15-18
Length: 5 weeks
Compensation: Base stipend of up to $1,250 ($250 per week) plus earn up to $250 ($50 per week) in Bonuses. Rates are based on attendance.

Do you want to be a part of something that makes a difference in your own community?  Youth Corps Community crews will learn how to build trails, enhance natural habitats, remove invasive species, and develop many other valuable skills while connecting young people to their local and regional community.

The Tacoma Sound to Summit crew will be comprised of 9 youth (15-18) and 2 adult leaders. They will work for five weeks in total. The first four will be working with the city of Tacoma as a youth community program completing a variety of projects. Youth will meet each morning at the crew vehicle which is centrally located in town, complete somewhere around 6-6.5 hours of work, have one hour of education, and return to the meeting location. The crews fifth week will be take them to Mt. Rainier National Park to complete conservation projects, recreate, and learn about natural resources and the outdoors. During this fifth and final week they will camp in the National park the entire time. Northwest Youth Corps will provide food, transportation, and can help provide additional required camping equipment if needed.  This crew’s time together will end in a graduation ceremony in Mt Rainier National Park.

During these five weeks, participants gain real world experience while enhancing their community's natural environment. Through a focus on local projects, members will become more connected and invested with the area in which they live and can take pride in the benefits they create for their neighborhood. In their experience at Mt Rainier these young people will be exposed to one of the country’s most iconic and valued National Parks. During this time they will learn about the nation’s history of public lands and will complete service projects to benefit the park

Northwest Youth Corps programs provide excellent work and leadership experience for any career field or college as well as provide excellent references for future prospects. Once the program is completed, the graduates can also join our extensive Alumni Network that dates back as far as 1984.

Program Schedule  
Session 1: June 24 to July 19        Session 2: July 22 to Aug. 30