MEET SOME OF THE ORGANIZATIONS WE WORK WITH:
NPS Trailblazer Program
The Trailblazer Camp will expose young people to the mission of the National Park Service in caring for the nation’s crown jewels. Participants will take part in an archaeological dig, work in the prairie, and gain knowledge of methods used to preserve the buildings and artifacts of the fort. They will learn about living history and interpretation and will work on a program that they will present at the end of the week. There will also be activities that relate to global climate change, energy conservation, and keeping our planet clean.
Youth Conservation Corps
National parks are in disrepair. Historic buildings are crumbling, native species are losing the fight to invasive species, trails are disappearing. We need you! Get paid to live in and help out your national parks. Join the Youth Conservation Corps and become an important member of a cadre of dedicated individuals who work and play in the national parks. As a member of the Youth Conservation Corps you will personally have a role in protecting the nation’s precious resources.
Thompson Island Outward Bound
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center is a not-for-profit organization that provides outdoor adventure and experiential learning programs for young people from diverse economic backgrounds. Our programs are designed to inspire leadership and teamwork in the youth we serve. Located in the Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area, Thompson Island is a unique destination for work or play.
MASS AREA PARKS STUDENT CAREER INTAKE PROGRAM (SCIP)
Spend your summer exploring careers in the National Park Service. Interact with professionals in the many career fields offered in the national parks. The Mass Area Parks Student Career Intake Program (SCIP) is open to current college students or students just entering college from diverse communities who have experience working or volunteering in national parks and are interested in career training and employment with the National Park Service. This program will offer a multi-year mentoring experience that includes working and exploring career fields in the National Park Service.
Save the Harbor / Save the Bay
Save the Harbor / Save the Bay is a non-profit public interest harbor advocacy organization. We are made up of thousands of citizens, as well as scientists, and civic, corporate, cultural and community leaders whose mission is to restore and protect Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay, and the marine environment and share them with the public for everyone to enjoy.
The one-year Green Corps program intersperses intensive classroom instruction with multiple campaign efforts. Trainees gain hands-on experience running field campaigns to win environmental protections and public health initiatives. Throughout the year, each trainee receives specific individualized feedback on all aspects of his or her work, as well as local mentorship from environmental organizers throughout the nation. At the end of the training, the Green Corps program facilitates trainees' placement in permanent positions with leading environmental and social change groups.
Branching Out, LLC
The mission for Branching Out is to offer long-term assistance to adults with disabilities in fulfilling the goals of independence and self-sufficiency. Branching Out, LLC is a private, unique program offering developmentally disabled and mentally ill adults the opportunity to learn skills necessary to live independently and successfully in the Boston area. We allow individuals the degree of independence they can manage while providing the emotional support they need. We help our clients make a successful transition to responsible, independent adulthood. We provide services in and around the Boston area.
In January 2007, the Boston Latin School’s Youth Climate Action Network (BLS Youth CAN) was founded by a group of enthusiastic students who after watching “An Inconvenient Truth” in their Social Studies class instantly wanted to take action. Since then, the group’s accomplishments have been substantial. For example, in 2007 the club’s energy committee organized a NSTAR Save a Light CFL bulb drive that sold over 2,000 energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs and raised more than $5,000 to help fund its key event, the Global Climate Change Summit - for students in grades 7-12. BLS Youth CAN has also been involved in the National ‘‘teach-in” on global climate change solutions which included a faculty initiative to incorporate environmental issues into the classroom, and also helped minimize the school’s carbon footprint by arranging for a building-wide energy audit, starting a capital campaign to fund a green roof, and forming a cycling club to encourage students to bike to school.
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
The Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to raising broad-based support to ensure standards of excellence in the design, sustainability and use of the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. To secure the Greenway’s future as one of America’s foremost urban parks, the Conservancy will advocate for standards of consistency and excellence in design; manage its operations, working collaboratively to create, finance, promote and coordinate public programs and events; and raise adequate and stable funding to support the long-term sustainability of its public uses.
Emerald Necklace Conservancy
The Emerald Necklace Conservancy brings people together to renew, enliven and advocate for the Emerald Necklace park system. This historic park system serves as the back yard for city dwellers and a destination for more than 1 million visitors and residents each year. Conservancy volunteers and program participants "give back" over 20,000 hours annually on projects dedicated to park restoration and maintenance; events for families; public education; constituency-building and park advocacy. Focusing its work in the six Emerald Necklace parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the Conservancy collaborates with both public and private partners committed to keeping our parks healthy and accessible for all.
Student Conservation Association
SCA provides college and high school-aged members with hands-on conservation service opportunities in virtually every field imaginable, from tracking grizzlies through the Tetons to restoring desert ecosystems and teaching environmental education at Washington, D.C.’s Urban Tree House. We are truly building the next generation of conservation leaders.
Our Friends & Partners
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Last updated: February 26, 2015