Program Gives Low-Income Students Jobs Cleaning Up County Parks

Belmont Patch
Saturday, August 11, 2012

Source: Belmont, CA Patch, by Jennifer van der Kleut

These students have spent all summer cleaning up county parks and learning ‘green’ job skills - and the Student Conservation Association will give them each a $1,000 stipend.

Student Conservation Association (SCA), a nationwide conservation workforce of college and high school volunteers who protect and restore America’s parks, is wrapping up its Bay Area summer program in San Mateo County Parks this month.

The program gives low-income high school students an opportunity to earn money during the summer and gain important “green” job skills, while simultaneously offering highly-needed services to county parks.

The goal of SCA’s program is to inspire the next generation of conservation leaders.

Sixteen Peninsula youth ages 16 to 19 participated in the five-week program, which started in June. Continue Reading.