March 14, 2013
Contact: Rose Cortez
, 928-524-6228 x247
Petrified Forest, AZ-Petrified Forest National Park will once again offer its Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program in the summer of 2013. This 8 week non-residential program will be offered for local youth between the ages of 15 and 18 years of age. Enrollees will be selected from areas surrounding the park to participate in this summer program.
YCC participants will work on projects that involve moderate to difficult physical labor, in a variety of weather and terrain conditions, which may include but are not limited to: trail construction and/or maintenance, riparian improvements, general maintenance work, exotic plant eradication, and re-vegetation.
Who May Apply:
To be eligible for participation in the program, you must:
″ be a citizen of the United States of America
″ have reached the age of 15 by June 1, 2013, but will not reach the age of 19 by August 30, 2013
″ have a social security card
″ not have participated in YCC within the past three years
″ have no history of criminal or other anti-social behavior
″ be able to obtain parental or legal guardian consent to enroll in the YCC program
″ be able to provide the proper work clothing (long sleeve shirts, trousers or jeans, work boots, etc.).
(Handicapped youth, who with reasonable accommodation can perform the essential functions of the YCC program, are also eligible.)
How to Apply:
To apply for the 2013 Summer YCC Program in Petrified Forest National Park, complete the Petrified Forest 2013 YCC application and mail to:
P.O. Box 2217
Petrified Forest, AZ 86028
You may fax applications to: (928)524-7791 Attn: HR/YCC