The Outdoor Youth Corps program is an education and workforce development program that connects St. Louis region youth ages 16 to 24 with environmental stewardship projects, community engagement opportunities, and potential environmental careers. This program provides career mentorship to participants by introducing them to a wide variety of career paths, training opportunities, and paid work experiences.
Youth are introduced to a variety of environmental stewardship projects throughout the city including: invasive species removal, urban farming, trash clean ups, general garden maintenance, and more! Participating youth learn hands-on skills and gain knowledge related to working in the environmental, horticultural, and conservation related fields.
The Outdoor Youth Corps has five annual program seasons including the Summer Crew, College and Career Week, Spring Weekend Work Series, Fall Weekend Work Series, and an Alternative Spring Break program. Please see below for current season details.