ERIC Number: ED048567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Youth Development and Conservation Corps.
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Olympia.
Created in 1961 by the Washington State Legislature, the Youth Development and Conservation Corps (YDCC) affords youth and young men aged 14-21 employment opportunities in conservation programs that entail developing, improving, and maintaining natural and artificial recreation areas for the general public. It is designed to help young people--regardless of income--learn vocational and work skills, develop good work habits, cultivate a sense of responsibility and contribution to society, improve participants' physical and moral well-being, and promote an understanding and appreciation of nature. YDCC enrollees work as crew members under a YDCC supervisor; they receive $25 a week (40 hours) plus free room and board at a resident camp. In urban areas, the YDCC operates a day program on a commuter basis. Thus far, YDCC programs have resulted in the training and employment of 6,173 persons. (The document includes related manpower programs, and descriptions of 95 work projects.) (LY)
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Authoring Institution: Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Olympia.