Youth Conservation Program - The objective of this Agreement is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of our environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land through service opportunities, outdoor skills, and leadership
American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) gaping, Everglades National Park, 2015.
All SCA programs strive to benefit both the environment and student members of the organization.
While the SCA does a great deal of work in National Parks and other green spaces in the United States, a main component of the organization's mission is to deliver a sound environmental education to its students.
This is accomplished by creating emotional ties between the students and the natural world through environmental engagement.
Spending a month in the backcountry of Alaska or elsewhere will change a student's life and open his or her eyes to the complexities of environmental problems.
The idea of SCA is that when a student becomes attached to the natural world, he or she will likely desire to preserve and protect it.
Individual Task Agreements under Cooperative Agreement Pl5AC0003l will provide project detail through project statements, project plans, and budgets developed cooperatively between the NPS (individual National Parks, Monuments, and Recreation Areas) and the SCA.