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Purpose

The FSYC program develops a new generation of skilled workers, educated and active citizens, and future community leaders.

The mission of the Forest Stewards Youth Corps program is to provide career training in natural resources for 16-19 year olds from forest dependent communities in New Mexico that have few employment opportunities.

Our fire and fuels crew provides similar, advanced opportunities for 18-25 year olds.

Goals

We put the forest first for the long haul, so we help build the next generation of responsible forest stewards. Its a youth - environment partnership that helps everyone win. Our goal is to provide:

  1. service,
  2. training,
  3. education and
  4. employment opportunities

for young Americans, while they preserve, protect, and promote America’s greatest gift - our public lands.

The Forest Stewards Youth Corps changes lives by providing critical opportunities and life skills to youth in rural communities who are just entering the work force. We also change lives through the program's work toward sustainable, resilient, healthy forests, and safer communities.

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Impacts / Results

The Forest Stewards Youth Corps has employed more than 600 youth

Awarded

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hours of college credit
Achieved

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hours of conservation service and education

Forest Stewards Youth Corps accomplishments

Since it's inception, the FSYC program has:

  1. employed over 600 youth,
  2. achieved 200,000 hours of conservation service and education,
  3. awarded over 200 hours of college credit, and
  4. invested over $3 million in rural New Mexico communities.

Corps members have gone on to build successful careers in natural resource management and become strong leaders in their communities.

“My season with the Forest Stewards Youth Corps has prepared me with the skills and knowledge necessary for a career in wildland fire. Through training and work, I was challenged and enabled to develop personally and professionally. This experience will forever prove to be an invaluable opportunity that I am thankful for.”

Gabe Lyons

Assistant Crew Leader
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“The Guild has helped me in numerous ways, first being able to receive first-hand experience helping my local forest. Unlocking my own possibilities of being a leader to my crew members, my peers, and my own confidence. My dedication during the summers has taught me that with each experience I have become more knowledgeable and competitive within my field of study. ”

Renai Nez

Crew Trainer

Program contacts

For more information, please contact Matt or Eytan at:

505-470-9725 or matt@forestguild.org
505-983-8992 ext.16 or eytan@forestguild.org

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