The Polk County Conservation Youth Corps gives teenagers opportunities to work in Iowa’s natural spaces while learning valuable professional and personal skills. Crews practice teamwork while completing conservation service projects like trail maintenance and invasive species removal. Corpsmembers leave with enhanced job skills, confidence as leaders, and greater environmental awareness.
The Polk County Conservation Youth Corps mission is to engage and inspire diverse youth through hands-on environmental stewardship projects, outdoor recreation, and conservation education.
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- Instill foundational workplace skills through work-based learning.
- Promote individual skill development for personal and professional growth.
- Complete meaningful conservation projects that benefit our environment and community.