The Hawaiʻi Youth Conservation Corps – Community Program

The Hawaiʻi Youth Conservation Corps (HYCC) Community Program is an Oʻahu-based program that prepares under-resourced youth for the workforce by providing them with life skills training, green job and volunteer opportunities and encouragement to meaningfully impact their local communities through service. Kupu staff members and Community Youth Team Leaders mentor participants, usually ages 16-24, throughout the duration of the program and ensure that everyone feels a sense of cohesion and camaraderie among their team of peers. HYCC Community participants engage in culturally significant activities across the island, including outplanting native species, farming in the loʻi kalo (taro fields) and restoring loko iʻa (traditional fishponds). For many youth, these experiences create a supportive setting for them to reconnect with their identity and contemplate their future aspirations. Upon completion of HYCC Community participants also have the option to receive a Certificate of High School Equivalency

The HYCC Community Program is designed for young adults who are interested in exploring environmental work and education. This is a hands-on program where individuals receive real-world job experience, personal development workshops and the opportunity to participate in cultural activities.

Position Description
Position Information:

Positions are available at Kupu’s Green Job Training Facility located in Kewalo or at our Kaʻala training facility located in Nānākuli.

 

Program Dates:

Exact date TBD.

Applicant Requirements:
  • Between 16-24 years of age
  • Have reliable transportation to Kakaʻako or Nānākuli, Oʻahu
  • Attend the program full-time for the first 8 weeks, then part-time for the second 8 weeks
  • Meet the necessary physical and behavioral requirements
  • Interested in natural resource conservation, renewable energy, or sustainable living
Benefits
  • Participate in meaningful work rehabilitating Hawaiʻi’s ecosystems and increasing the sustainability of the ʻāina
  • Learn valuable vocational and life skills that will give you a leg up in a competitive job market
  • Serve your community while having fun outdoors and making new friends!
  • Obtain a Certificate of High School Equivalency
  • Eligibility for paid on-the-job training placements and/or financial assistance to cover costs of vocational training
How To Apply

Complete the Online Application
The application can be found below in the “APPLY NOW!” green box. Please read ALL instructions and answer questions to the best of your ability.

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The HYCC Community Program is designed for young adults who are interested in exploring environmental work and education. This is a hands-on program where individuals receive real-world job experience, personal development workshops and the opportunity to participate in cultural activities. HYCC Community Team Leaders encourage environmental stewardship, cultural awareness, personal growth, teamwork, leadership, skills, and an environmental mindset.

Position Description
Position Information:

Positions are available at Kupu’s Green Job Training Facility located in Kewalo or at our Kaʻala training facility located in Nānākuli.

 

Program Dates:

August 2017 – August 2018 (exact date TBD).

Application Priority Deadline:

June 30, 2017

Applicant Requirements:
  • Be at least 21 years of age by June 6th, 2017
  • Have own housing and transportation
  • Pass a background check/driving history check/drug test
  • Meet the necessary physical and behavioral requirements
Benefits
  • Earn a $1,900 monthly living allowance
  • Earn a $5,815 Education Award (similar to a scholarship) towards higher education
  • Opportunity for interest earned on certain educational loans (during internship term) to be paid for by AmeriCorps
  • Complete over 1700 hours of community service
  • Health care and childcare benefits (if eligible)
  • Valuable hands-on learning and awareness of environmental issues
  • Opportunity to meet supervisors and potential employers who work in fields related to resource management and conservation
  • Opportunity to be a positive role model and mentor to multiple teams of youth
  • Help protect Hawaiʻi’s natural resources and make a positive impact in your community!
How To Apply
    1. Complete the Online Application
      The application can be found below in the “APPLY NOW!” green box. Please read ALL instructions and answer questions to the best of your ability. Application must be received by the deadline.
    2. Get 2 People to Fill Out Online Reference Forms
      Applicants must have two people fill out reference forms (recommending you for the program) by the deadline. Provide your references with the following online form HERE. References must be non-relatives.
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