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 stands with a youth volunteer.

Advisory: Secretary Jewell to Make Major Youth Initiative Announcement in Chicago

MON, JULY 27, 2015, 02:45 PM EST

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


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 >


This Week at Interior May 15, 2015

FRI, MAY 15, 2015, 06:12 PM EST

Federal officials and community leaders come together for the annual AAPI Summit; a solemn ceremony to honor those law enforcement officers who have fallen in the line of duty; the USGS continues to monitor earthquake aftershocks in Nepal; more. Watch Video >