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Contact: Sherry Webster, (843) 883-3123 x 12
(Sullivan’s Island, SC) – Fort Sumter National Monument is accepting applications for a summer employment program for young men and women, ages 15 through 18. The National Park Service will provide gainful employment for males and females of all social, economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds through a Youth Conservation Corps Program (YCC) designed to accomplish needed conservation work on public lands.
YCC requirements are that enrollees must be permanent residents of the US and must furnish a Social Security Number. Applicants will be responsible for proper work clothing and transportation to the work sites at Fort Sumter National Monument on Sullivan’s Island and Charles Pinckney National Historic Site in Mt. Pleasant.
Participants will engage in such projects as preservation work, lawn and ground improvements, painting, maintenance, visitor services, and other worthwhile projects. The work is planned to provide the participants with a better understanding of their environment and the management of public owned resources.
YCC consists of an eight-week program offering a minimum wage rate of $5.15 per hour. The program will run for eight weeks. The beginning date is June 12, 2006, and the concluding date is August 4, 2006. For more information, contact your school’s guidance counselor or Fort Sumter National Monument at (843) 883-3123. All applications must be received on or before June 2, 2006.