Recovery Blog

Project Spotlight – Northwest Youth Corps Programs

Posted in Recipient reporting, Recovery Projects/Awards by on August 15, 2011

Recipient: Northwest Youth Corps Program

Award Amount: $227,203
The recipient reported that these Recovery funds would be used to:

  • Offer youth employment and development opportunities
  • Create 29 work weeks (432 hours) for 11 youth participants ages 16-19 and two adult crew leaders to participate in Conservation Corps Programs
  • Fund youth stipends and transportation costs
  • Purchase tools and camping equipment

Crewmember work involved maintenance within the Okanogan-Wenatchee Forest in Washington. Reportable outcomes at project completion included:

  • 32.97 miles of trail maintained
  • 874 drainage structures installed
  • 9 stream crossings
  • 1,030 feet of turnpike built
  • 10 foot bridge built
  • 400 feet of puncheon built
  • 125 feet of trail decommissioned
  • 52 feet of retaining wall built
  • 8 check dams installed
  • 17 logs bucked out of the trail system

Project Status: Completed

To learn more about the project, check out the Project Summary or enter your zip code to find Recovery projects near you.

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  1. Austin Ip said, on August 17, 2011 at 10:25 am

    It’s great to see a program which provides work for teens — the unemployment rate for for teens is 24.5%, much higher than the average unemployment rate for all age groups of 9.2%. Also good they are working outdoors and getting some exercise. Sounds like a great job!

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