2014 | Grant Amount: $20,000

Funding supports youth work programs and partnerships. Mount Rainier employs youth, youth crews and interns in a diverse array of conservation and public service work, often in partnership with the Student Conservation Association (SCA), Washington Conservation Corps (WCC), Youth Conservation Corps (YCC), GeoCorps and universities. Youth employment creates park stewards, opens pathways to potential careers, and accomplishes work essential to the park. As an example, a 12-week SCA internship can be provided for $4,272; two weeks of work by a WCC crew of six young adults can be provided for $16,000.