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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
    Helga Ying at the Podium
  • 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
    Sally Jewell at the podium
  • Secretary Jewell and students toured the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial following the historic announcement. Photo: Tami A. Heilemann
    Sally tours with students
  • Secretary Jewell stood with students in front of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial. Photo: Tami A. Heilemann
    Sally Jewell with the students
  • Helga Ying at the Podium
  • Sally Jewell at the podium
  • Sally tours with students
  • Sally Jewell with the students