Info for Parents
Work experience and job skills
Northwest Youth Corps offers teens a unique work opportunity. Youth make new friends, camp out, travel to beautiful locations throughout Pacific Northwest, and get the chance to receive academic credit, while earning a stipend. Youth crews work approximately 37 hours per week (32 hours per week for Teens-N-Trails crews). Northwest Youth Corps workdays begin with the first light as 12-person crews of teens and experienced crew leaders develop recreation sites, improve wildlife habitats, and enhance the Pacific Northwest's natural resources through projects such as trail construction and tree pruning. Participants camp, cook their own meals, and learn outdoor skills, as they gain responsibility, enjoy outdoor recreation, and develop important life skills.
Oregon's oldest and largest youth corps program, Northwest Youth Corps has served more than 16,000 young people since it began in 1984. NYC is a non-profit conservation work and youth development organization that partners with natural resource agencies, such as the USDA Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, and state parks and recreation departments, to carry out much needed conservation and community projects. Project partners also include the Oregon Youth Conservation Corps and school districts throughout the Pacific Northwest.
YouthCorps Session Orientation Brochure
This four-page brochure contains information from the YouthCorps Orientation.
Visit your son or daughter in the field. Find Parent Weekend information, as well as weekly updates about your teen's crew, on our Field News page.
Youth participants earn a non-taxable education stipend. Bonuses are part of the education stipend and also non-taxable. Therefore, youth will not receive a W-2.
For questions about youth Northwest Youth Corps, call (541) 349-5055 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.