Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps (NSYCC) is a provincially funded program with Clean Nova Scotia that provides environmental organizations with a source of subsidized labour, while simultaneously giving youth employment experience in the environmental field. Each year the Sackville Rivers Association receives help from two to four NSYCC students, usually on restoration projects.
The Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps has three components:
1. Youth: Nova Scotia students, equity groups, and the unemployed, ages 17 – 24
2. Community: communities throughout Nova Scotia who are interested in putting together a summer environmental project proposal for submission to the NSYCC; this project will provide work opportunities for local youth
3. Environment: work relates to the conservation and enhancement of Nova Scotia’s environment, community environmental education and awareness, and public participation.
To learn more about the NSYCC program, follow this link: http://www.clean.ns.ca