Youth Inclusion Initiative
The initiative was launched summer 2021 as part of the New Jersey State Park Service’s workforce development program.
The award-winning initiative provides participating youth with opportunities to develop some of the technical skills necessary to pursue a career in environmental protection in New Jersey. The program focuses on providing opportunities to youth from communities that have disproportionately less open space or historically lack natural lands access. The youth are compensated via stipend for their work on projects across the Department.
DEP will be hosting this initiative in Summer of 2023. More information.
History of YII
The initiative was launched summer 2021 as part of the New Jersey State Park Service’s workforce development program. In 2022, the program expanded to include nearly every program within the department in New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Typically the initiative is ran in the months of July and August for youth who are in high school and college.
YII 2022 Press Release
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