Program Year: 2021
Crew Partners: Texas Statewide Outreach Center and American Youthworks
Program Dates: 6/20 – 7/16
Leader: Sachiko Flores
Ages of Corps Member: 15 – 20
In Summer 2021, we had five students join our four week conservation program as part of our pilot program into the possibility of offering a conservation program for the deaf and hard of hearing youth in Texas. Our youth, all High School aged, spent most of their time working on various projects around Austin and outside the city limits. Many of their projects focused on improving the park systems and included removing invasive plants, rebuilding fences, litter clean up in the river systems and other tasks related to the beautification of our parks. Additionally our crew was exposed to camping in the field, learning how to work as a team to ensure all their daily needs were met. In the end our students went home with a rich experience that they will not forget.