Overview

  1. The Northwest Youth Corps is seeking leaders for our three-week Chemawa Bridge program, running from 5/18 – 6/9, 2018. We will be bringing three crews of nine students each from the Chemawa Indian School out for three weeks of camping, working, and learning around the Pacific Northwest. Students receive a stipend and school credit for their service. Projects include trail construction and maintenance, invasive species removal, and fence removal..

    Students at the Chemawa School come to Oregon from Native communities throughout the west and Alaska. Program participants will go directly from the end of the school year into our program and will return home afterwards. We are looking for leaders to ensure these youth have a positive, growth-oriented three weeks.

    A paid staff training will be available before the beginning of the program. Please see the attached position description for more details, and email [email protected] with any questions.

About Northwest Youth Corps

Mission
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.
Philosophy
Our core purpose is to provide opportunities for youth and young adults to learn, grow, and experience success.  Our programs focus on education, challenge, community, leadership and empowerment, giving youth critical life skills and confidence. NYC programs stress teamwork, inclusion, and leadership while promoting a solid work ethic and individual achievement. Youth leave NYC knowing that they can overcome obstacles, solve problems, make friends, and attain their objectives in life.
History
Northwest Youth Corps was created in 1984 to offer teenagers an education-based, work experience modeled after the historic Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930's. In 1984, support from Oregon's forest products industry and grants from four northwest foundations, allowed NYC to start its' first program and serve 52 teens.
Today, we serve over 1,000 people each year across a four state region.