[Sust-mar] NSYCC Community Partner Applications - Now Open

Julia Pelton jpelton at clean.ns.ca
Tue Jan 15 13:42:30 EST 2013

Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps - Community Partner Applications are
Now Open

Program Overview:
The Nova Scotia Youth Conservations Corps (NSYCC) program’s goal is to
build connections between young people and local community organizations to
stimulate stewardship for the natural environment and the emergence of
young community leaders. We do this through engaging youth in the
environmental field through hands-on work experience and knowledge sharing
with their peers and mentors, in an effort to empower and leave them with a
sense of wonder about the natural environment. The NSYCC connects
community-based organizations across Nova Scotia with enthusiastic summer
interns (aged 17-30) to carry out innovative environmental projects
throughout the summer. We provide training, support and green-job exposure
to young Nova Scotians to build their competencies, knowledge and passion
to become stewards of the environment and leaders in their community. This
is accomplished by coordinating the placement of capable youth who offer
people power for the local organizations to better undertake activities
that address the environmental needs in their community.

Program Eligibility:
The NSYCC partners with non-profit community organizations, municipalities,
and other community groups to provide meaningful work experience in the
environmental field for youth age 17 to 30. The NSYCC does not consider
projects that are of direct economic benefit to a business or that involve
work normally carried out by unionized employees.

Community partners may submit multiple applications for different projects.
Organizations may request crews of between two and four youth. The NSYCC
contributes 75% of the labour costs, while the community partner is
responsible for 25% of the labour costs and all other project costs.

All project proposals must be submitted via email to Julia Pelton at
jpelton at clean.ns.ca by midnight on Sunday, February 24, 2013. Applications
forms can be found on the Clean Nova Scotia website:


Kind regards,

Julia Pelton | Managing Coordinator, Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps |
Clean Nova Scotia
p: (902) 420-7932 | e: jpelton at clean.ns.ca |
www.clean.ns.ca<http://goog_466757910> |
126 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 1H8  <http://goog_466757910>

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