• Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and  the Civil Rights Movement

    Martin Luther King Jr

    National Historic Site Georgia

Youth Conservation Corps

Youth Conservation Corps Students

Youth Conservation Corps Students

Linda Byers, Park Ranger, NPS

The Martin Luther King Jr., National Historic Site, a unit of the National Park Service, will be accepting applications for its Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) Program April 15 - May 15, 2014. The YCC is a summer employment program for young men and women ages 15 -18. Six youth will be randomly selected to participate in the work-earn-learn program at a pay rate of $7.75 per hour. Applicants must be US citizens and must be 15 years old by June 1, 2014, not over 19 years old by July 25, 2014. All program participants must obtain a valid work permit.

Applications and valid work permits should be submitted to:

Martin Luther King Jr., NHS

450 Auburn Avenue, NE

Atlanta, GA 30312

Attn: YCC 2013 Program

Should you have questions please contact Facility Manager Andrew Callens at 404-331-9878.

YCC Application

Work Permit Data Sheet

YCC Brochure

Did You Know?

Mama King (Alberta)

Mama King (Alberta) was playing the organ in 1974 when a young Black man named Marcus Wayne Chennault stood up and opened fire. He killed Mama King and a Deacon and wounded two other Deacons. He was sentenced to life in prison and died in 1988. No reason was ever given for why he killed Mrs. King.