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Youth Employment Opportunities!

The City of Lafayette is now hiring!  

For a list of seasonal youth employment opportunities, visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lafayette   

Accepting Ongoing Applications – make up to $500.00 this summer!

BlueBird Windows and Doors in Lafayette is looking for flier distributors for the Spring and Summer 2017. All interested applicants should contact Audrey Brazeel, (EC)2 Program Director audreyebrazeel@gmail.com 

Environmental Education Opportunities

For more information on the opportunities below, contact Elaina at Elaina@EmpowermentCenterEastCounty.org or Carlos at Carlos@thornenature.org.

 Lafayette Youth Corps (14 – 17 yrs.)

Each summer, youth from Lafayette will have the opportunity to participate in the City of Lafayette’s Youth Corps. The Youth Corps provides participants with the opportunity to develop a sense of community involvement through personal accomplishment, teamwork, and service to the community. Corps members are paid a salary starting at $8.31 per hour for 225 hours to complete outdoor service projects which include trail building, landscaping, forestry work, historic preservation, fence building, and noxious weed removal.

 Environmental Education Corps (16 – 19 yrs.)

Each summer, youth will participate in an eight-week, 440-hour program that includes career exploration and skill-building, leadership development, and paid employment. Youth will receive a $1,500 stipend to participate in a program that is designed to be 50 percent employment and 50 percent career development.

 Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (18 yrs. & up)

Each summer, youth from Lafayette will have the opportunity to participate in the Rocky Mountain Conservancy Youth Corps (RMCYC). The RMCYC will allow past participants to expand their experience by working on a crew within one of the country’s premier national parks. Corps members are paid a salary starting at $13.50 per hour for 480 hours to complete outdoor service projects which include trail building, forestry work, and historic preservation.

 CU Science Discovery: Research Experience (9th – 12th)

Each summer, high school students will have the opportunity to participate in a paid summer research experience. Participants will work closely with CU Boulder faculty and/or graduate students to conduct a research project in a field of interest. Student researchers will participate in a research methods class that meets two times per week. The summer research season will culminate in a poster session in which participants will share their work with their peers, families, and the broader community.

 Youth Advisory Board (6th – 12th)

The YAB will meet two times per month, once to participate in a nature-based or outdoor recreation activity with one of the NKJN collaborators, and once to discuss ongoing NKJN programming and make recommendations to the Steering Committee. The YAB will also have an annual budget to run a mini-grant program through which they can award grants to organizations that engage their clients in nature and outdoor recreation programming.

 Wildlands Restoration Volunteers: Lafayette Service Project (6th – 12th)

Wildlands Restoration Volunteers will host four volunteer stewardship projects annually. Three of the projects will be for middle and high school age youth and one will be for families. Youth will have full ownership of the projects, which could include trail building, vegetating parks, and removing invasive species at locations nearby their schools and the neighborhoods within which they live. Enabling youth to participate in the design, planning, and implementation of the projects will provide participants with tangible and relevant skills that connect scientific knowledge with place-based, experiential learning