Youth

The millennials who live and work on the Pacific Crest Trail: AmeriCorps NCCC

We built the Pacific Crest Trail.

By Sophia Efremov

Several months ago, I wrote about my experience on the Pacific Crest Trail as an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) volunteer. I wrote during the beginning weeks of my immersion in trail life. I am currently on the tail end of my three-month journey from “squeaky-clean-hopeless-city-girl” ... Read more

Fifteen scholarships available for youth interested in National Trails System leadership

Fifteen youth scholarships are available for this summer’s National Scenic and Historic Trails Conference in Franklin, TN from June 27th-July 1st, 2015. Join PCTA, the PNTS and many other organizations in the National Trails System.

In order to encourage young adults to become more involved in the National Trails System, ... Read more

Engaging the next generation on the PCT

Last week, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell issued a Secretarial Order to expand programs that connect America’s young people to the great outdoors.

We’re heavily involved with connecting youth to the great outdoors. In 2013, 39% of the PCT’s 81,000 trail maintenance volunteer hours were accomplished by partnerships, youth ... Read more

Photo by: Nathaniel Middleton