Apply for the Youth Conservation Corp!

Planting a chestnut seedlingWhat is YCC?

The U.S. Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a summer youth employment program that engages young people, ages 15 to 18, in meaningful work experiences on national parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and fish hatcheries. The Allegheny National Forest’s program begins June 19 and runs for 8 weeks.

The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC):

• Provides opportunities to work and learn alongside federal employees in a wide range of natural and environmental projects
• Assists youth to develop a life-long ethic of environmental stewardship and civic responsibility through team-based work projects and individual placements
• Works to instill awareness and appreciation of the public lands legacy and of the nation’s natural, cultural and historic resources

Are you eligible?

We encourage youth interested in conservation to apply. To qualify, applicants must be:
• At least 15 years old at the start of enrollment and must not reach age 19 before completion of the program
• A U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., its territories, or possessions
• Able to obtain a work permit as required under the laws of the applicant’s home state
• Have a valid U.S. Social Security number or have applied for a valid Social Security number
• Able to fulfill the essential functions of the assigned work with or without reasonable accommodations
• Actively committed and willing to complete the assigned work projects

APPLY TODAY! See your Guidance Counselor for an application!


  • Announcement
    • Bradford (pdf)
    • Marienville (pdf)
  • Letter to Schools (pdf)
  • Application (pdf)