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Youth in the Great Outdoors




21st Century Conservation Service Corps

Secretary Jewell has launched an ambitious initiative to inspire millions of young people to play, learn, serve and work outdoors.

For the health of our economy and our nation’s public lands, it’s critical that we work now to establish deep, meaningful connections between young people – from every background and every community – and America’s great outdoors.

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Secretary Sally Jewell high-fives a youth during a service project.

Chicago Selected as Priority City by U.S. Department of the Interior to Connect Youth to the Great Outdoors

TUE, JULY 28, 2015, 02:00 PM EST

CHICAGO – As part of the Interior Department’s leadership of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Outside initiative, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced Chicago has been selected as one of the first 50 cities to participate. Read More >


Secretary Sally Jewell stands with a youth volunteer.

Advisory: Secretary Jewell, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to Make Major Youth Initiative Announcement

TUE, JULY 28, 2015, 10:00 AM EST

CHICAGO – On Tuesday, July 28, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for a major announcement related to the Interior Department’s leadership of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Outside initiative. Read More >


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This Week at Interior June 5, 2015

FRI, JUNE 5, 2015, 05:27 PM EST

Baltimore is selected to be one of the 50 cities taking part in Interior's youth initiative; Secretary Jewell joins a world-famous rock climber to promote "Every Kid in a Park"; 10 new national recreation trails are announced; more. Watch Video >


Secretary Jewell high-fives a youth during a service project

Secretary Jewell, Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake Announce Initiative to Inspire Youth to Connect with Outdoors

TUE, JUNE 2, 2015, 09:40 AM EST

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell joined Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to announce Baltimore as one of 50 cities nationwide to participate in the Obama Administration’s initiative to connect a new generation to the great outdoors. Read More >