Youth and Community Conservation Programs

Educating, Engaging, and Inspiring Youth to Become Leaders in Conservation and Their Communities

The ACE Youth and Community Conservation Program (YCCP) works with local communities nationwide to engage teens (ages 15-18) and young adults (18-24) in meaningful summer and long term field-based conservation projects that incorporate higher education and practical field training to address and accomplish critical environmental and conservation projects. These localized programs will work closely with the communities in which they operate to provide meaningful experiences allowing participants to learn about different careers in conservation while gaining practical work experience and emerging as leaders in their communities.


ACE partners with federal, state, and local land management agencies to connect youth to academic and career pathways in environmental conservation through participation in hands-on meaningful field based projects within and around their communities allowing them to gain valuable skills, education, and work experience while helping restore and protect America’s natural resources.

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Program Contact

Hannah Wendel

Director of Youth Programming

2900 N Fort Valley Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Cell:(801) 946-5379