Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps
Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps: Youth @ Work in Our Community
The unemployment rate for teens and young adults in Sonoma County is soaring, and as many as one in five find themselves both out-of-work and out-of-school. Recognizing the need to connect youth and young adults to summer jobs in Sonoma County, a coalition was built and the Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps (SCYEC) was launched. The SCYEC is a workforce training and ecosystem education program aimed at educating youth and young adults in environmental stewardship and restoration. The SCYEC provides youth and young adults paychecks, valuable work experience, environmental education, and the opportunity to contribute to their community through ongoing outdoor experiences.
The coalition of groups who support the SCYEC include the Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board (WIB), the Sonoma County Human Services Department, the Sonoma County Water Agency, the Sonoma County Office of Education, the nonprofit New Ways to Work, over 60 project hosts, and five youth agencies. The SCYEC brings together a diverse group of county and non-county agencies in a program that is replicable and sustainable.
For more information, visit the Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps Website