Project Goals ¿ the purpose of this project is to cooperatively recruit and manage youth from Tucson and surrounding communities for paid internships, placed in national parks.
Participants will work alongside a park service staff in all areas of park management in order to gain
skills and experience which will benefit them in their long-term career or education goals, while also training in essential life skills including resume building, public speaking, community engagement, and conservation projects within public lands in Southern Arizona.
Project Objectives ¿ Saguaro National Park and FOSNP will join together in partnership to create a new program for youth employment and economic opportunity in Southern Arizona, entitled the Next Generation Ranger Corps.
Using funds from the National Park Service, FOSNP will recruit and hire local youth interns to be placed with the Division of Resource Management in Saguaro National Park as Next Generation Ranger Corps members, hereafter referred to as a NextGen Rangers.