The 2013 SCA Hurricane Sandy Recovery Program will provide nearly 200 students and local youth an opportunity to assist with recovery work in their communities.
SCA, in partnership with the National Parks Service, has provided a chance for local NYC and NJ youth to be part of a paid conservation service-learning experience. High school students will work as crew members in Gateway National Recreation Area, completing conservation and restoration projects across Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Sandy Hook, New Jersey.
Crew members in the summer program will:
- Be part of a team with other local high school students
- Develop team building and leadership skills
- Assist with the recovery efforts in local parks within the Gateway National Recreation Area that were affected by Superstorm Sandy
- Learn how to use hand tools and receive green job skills training
- Learn about the local environment and the importance of conservation
- Meet new people, have fun, and earn money by working a unique summer job
The Hurricane Sandy Recovery Program Community Conservation Crews will run from July 8th to August 16th, and is open to high school students (ages 15-19) in New York City and New Jersey.
To apply, please fill out an application at www.thesca.org. Be sure to indicate NYC Sandy Recovery in the essay section of the application, and enter application code PO-00345361. For questions, email scaNY@thesca.org.