Equitable Green Opportunities for Youth in Highline

A partnership between the Highline School District, Pacific Education Institute, and Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.

Equitable Green Opportunities for Youth in Highline (EGOYH) is a paid summer internship that equips high school students with knowledge, skills, and inspiration they need to pursue conservation careers while they earn a stipend and school credit. Through a combination of classroom- and field-based learning, students gain valuable ecological restoration experience, hone their leadership and communication skills, and make professional connections within the environmental community. The ultimate goal of EGOYH is to increase access for urban students from underserved communities to explore natural resources and conservation careers by adding a critical element to their pathway with careers in these sectors.

WHEN: Six weeks in the summer, starting on or near June 27th.

WHO: High school students from the Highline School District.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Experience working as part of a restoration crew.
  • Work alongside restoration professionals from the US Forest Service, WA Department of Natural Resources, and City of Burien.
  • Explore green careers related to natural resources, conservation, ecological restoration, and land management.
  • Become familiar with Pacific NW plants, including how and why to replace invasive plants with native ones.
  • Spend two nights at Camp Waskowitz at the end of the program.

BENEFITS:

  • Stipend of $1,800.
  • Graduation credit.
  • Lunch, transportation, and safety gear is provided.

Questions? Contact Becca Kedenburg, Education Program Manager, at education@mtsgreenway.org