The Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps
The Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps (SCYEC) is a jobs, workforce training and ecosystem education program aimed at employing youth and young adults while teaching them about environmental stewardship. The SCYEC provides youth and young adults paychecks, valuable work experience, environmental education, and the opportunity to contribute to their community through ongoing outdoor experiences.
The coalition of groups who support the SCYEC include the Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board (WIB), the Sonoma County Human Services Department, the Sonoma County Water Agency, the Sonoma County Office of Education, the nonprofit New Ways to Work, over 60 project hosts, and contracted youth agencies. The SCYEC brings together a diverse group of county and non-county agencies in a program that is replicable and sustainable.
For More Information
- Brush Creek Community Service Day February 22nd
- Lynch Creek Community Service Day November 23rd
- 2013/2014 Community Service Days locations and dates
- New Marin ecology corps pays youth to protect nature
- Press Democrat article: Laguna de Santa Rosa clogged by litter, debris
- Video: Youth Ecology Corps program in Riverside County
- Press Release: See how local teens are making creeks and parks safer, cleaner at “Visit a Crew” days
- Press Release: Youth Workers Explore their Future at Opportunity Fair on 8/1/13
- Press Release: Youth Workers Kick-off Summer Jobs Program on 6/20/13
- Learn more about the new Youth @ Work in Our Parks program