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Homestead National Monument of America is now accepting applications for the summer 2015 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). The YCC is a summer employment program for young men and women, ages 15-18, who work and learn together on projects that further the development and conservation of the natural and cultural resources of the United States.
YCC enrollees will work together and individually to accomplish conservation and maintenance work at Homestead National Monument of America. This eight-week program will begin on Monday, June 1, 2015. Enrollees must have a desire to work in the outdoors. Proposed projects for the 2015 summer include trail work, work in native prairie, general maintenance and assist with painting. YCC enrollees must be at least 15 years of age and cannot reach 19 years of age during the term of employment; be a permanent resident of the United States or its territories or possessions; and have a social security number or have applied to obtain one. Enrollees must provide the proper type of work clothing, which will include long pants and work shoes.
Enrollees will be paid the Federal minimum wage of $8.00 per hour and work 40 hours each week. Interested persons may pick up an application at Homestead National Monument of America between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or have an application mailed by calling 402-223-3514. Completed applications must be returned (or postmarked) by April 10 to Homestead National Monument of America, 8523 West State Highway 4, Beatrice, NE 68310. Selections will be made by April 17.
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Homestead National Monument of America is a unit of the National Park Service located four miles west of Beatrice, Nebraska. Hours of operation are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free of charge. For additional information, please call 402-223-3514 or visit https://www.nps.gov/home/index.