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Molokai Youth Conservation Positions Available

Kupu Hawaii News Release

Kupu, Hawaii’s leading conservation and youth education nonprofit organization, announced that applications are now open for this summer’s Hawaii Youth Conservation Corps (HYCC). This seven-week opportunity runs from June 7 – July 23 providing young adults typically between the ages of 17-22 with meaningful field service experience into the world of conservation while giving back to the community. Positions are available on Molokai.

Participants will be paid for their service as Team Members or Team Leaders, and also receive an AmeriCorps Education Award, CPR/First Aid Certification, and priceless on-the-job training. No prior environmental experience is necessary. The ideal applicant is someone with a positive attitude, curious about nature, and has a desire to learn through hands-on service. Participants will serve alongside environmental and culturally focused organizations within a range of ecosystems, including wetlands, dryland forests, lo‘i kalo (taro patches), and loko i‘a (ancient Hawaiian fishponds).

Molokai HYCC participant Duke DePonte said of his experience: “HYCC helped me to further realize that I want a job where I am able to protect my native island while also being able to give back to my community.”

Applications are due Feb. 26. For more information on the HYCC Summer Program or to fill out the brief application, visit kupuhawaii.org/hycc-summer/.


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