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Trailblazers Wanted
Trailblazers Wanted
Connie Newman
Friday, February 28, 2020

*Trailblazers Wanted - Apply by April 17th (May 1st for Bristol Bay school districts)!*

The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is recruiting students age 15-19 for summer trail/environmental restoration projects. Students from all over Alaska convene to camp out, build trails, cookout, and share work skills and life skills. Teams of eight crew members are supervised by two adult crew leaders. In addition to community service hours, school credit, and skill-sharing, students get a $500 stipend at the successful completion of their two- or four-weeks of service. Outdoor gear, food, and transportation (if needed) are all provided.

Students must be available for at least one of the following crews in order to be considered:

Dates*

Location

Regional Eligibility

Stipend

June (TBD)

Kodiak, AK

Koniag, Incorporated shareholder & descendant preference

$10 per hour

June (TBD)

Chugach National Forest

Chugach Alaska Corp. shareholder & descendant preference

$500

June (TBD)

Lake Clark National Park & Preserve

BBNC shareholder & descendant

$500

June (TBD)

Mat-Su Valley

Mat-Su Valley residents in commuting distance to either Fred Meyers

$10 per hour

 

*subject to change/cancellation               **National Forest              ***National Park & Preserve

 

To apply, students must visit www.thesca.org/akcrew and complete the Basic, Program (Regional/National Crew), and Final application. The deadline to apply is April 17 (May 1st for Bristol Bay school district). Enter application code PO-00728645 to be added to the correct applicant pool. Please feel free to post or share our flyer.
 

If you’d like to talk or if you'd like to book a short presentation (by video conference), contact Alaska Recruiting Coordinator Natsuko Ito at nito@thesca.org or 907-378-1142. Students, parents, teachers, and advocates are encouraged to reach out.

The SCA values diverse perspectives on land stewardship and acknowledges the land we call home has been well cared for by indigenous communities since time immemorial. We aim to contribute to a land stewardship movement that increasingly represents Alaskan communities. Thank you for considering the SCA as an option for youth in your community this summer!