The Hawai'i Youth Conservation Corps (HYCC) Summer Program offers individuals the chance to gain environmental restoration experience in a supportive team atmosphere. Participants are assigned to a specific island and spend the summer months working outdoors at various environmental organizations.
The fieldwork and cultural education participants experience through place-based learning provides opportunities to develop leadership skills, gain vocational training and build greater confidence. In addition to working in the field alongside members, team leaders hold a few extra responsibilities including coordinating workdays with sites and providing mentorship and guidance to participants.
Team leaders may also receive college credit, monetary stipends and/or an AmeriCorps Education Award upon successful completion. This program is best suited for adults aged 21 and up. Applicants must be comfortable working in outdoor environments, and be able to perform physically demanding work.
HYCC Summer Team Leader Program Dates: June 3rd - July 28th, 2019