Secretary Jewell Announces $1 Million Private Funding Commitment to Advance Youth & Conservation Initiative
January 8, 2014
As part of an ambitious initiative to engage and employ the next generation through America’s great outdoors, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced a public-private partnership with American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. that will help reach Interior’s goal of providing 100,000 work and training opportunities to young people and veterans on public lands.
Helga Ying, Vice President of External Engagement and Social Responsibility, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. spoke at the announcement of AEO's commitment of $1 million to help generate the next generation of outdoor stewards. Photo: Tami A. Heilemann
Secretary Jewell delivered the announcement. “What we’re doing today embodies the spirit of President Roosevelt’s CCC – coming together to put young people and veterans to work on our public lands which will instill a lifelong conservation ethic that not only benefits them, but our public lands and our country.” Photo: Tami A. Heilemann
Secretary Jewell and students toured the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial following the historic announcement. Photo: Tami A. Heilemann
Secretary Jewell stood with students in front of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. Photo: Tami A. Heilemann