ACE Youth Conservation Corps High School Programs (YCC) educates and engages local high school youth, ages 15-18, in summer conservation field projects on public lands allowing teens to learn about different careers in conservation and land management while gaining practical work experience. The ACE YCC program is challenging, educational, and fun and offers youth the opportunity to build skills that will benefit them for a lifetime while helping with the conservation and restoration of our public lands. Under the guidance and leadership of trained ACE crew leaders, ACE YCC crews participate on a variety of resource projects on public lands surrounding their local communities while earning a cost of living stipend with summer projects ranging from 4-6 weeks in length.
Operating nationwide, ACE YCC High School Program partners with federal, state, and local land management agencies to connect local high school youth to environmental and conservation projects within their community through participation in hands-on meaningful field based projects allowing them to gain valuable skills, education, and work experience while helping restore and protect America’s natural resources.
See below for YCC High School Program opportunities