In this episode Ryan and Mark have a zoom call with Bill Watson from YouthWork, a youth opportunity program brought to Northern Michigan via AmeriCorps and Child And Family Services of Northwestern Michigan.
YouthWork is a unique program designed to develop young people and their communities by completing critical projects for nonprofits and government agencies in northern and central Michigan. We all benefit from YouthWork!
Our members receive hands-on experience and tackle local and global challenges while they earn a living stipend, scholarships, and 21st century job skills.
Our project partners receive quality services, save valuable resources, and get critical projects completed by trained YouthWork crews.
Our local businesses benefit from a more skilled and prepared workforce – employees our local economy needs to thrive!
Our communities (that’s you!) enjoy new and improved trails and boardwalks, cleaner rivers, lakes, and shorelines, and hundreds of thousands of newly planted trees and native plants.