Civilian Climate Corps
Education, interpretation, and youth programs play a critical role in raising awareness of public lands' value and engaging youth and the public in their stewardship. Through these programs, the bureau can promote safe and enjoyable visitor experiences, encourage participation in volunteer projects, and inspire community involvement in decision-making and young people's interest in careers.
The BLM has long served as a model for student employment programs, recruiting youth from diverse backgrounds to work for the bureau. This is accomplished by working with federal and nonfederal partners to develop innovative models for creating career pathways for youth from all backgrounds. These efforts are critical to the bureau's future, and they help ensure that a diverse and highly skilled workforce will be prepared to take the reins as the next generation of conservation leaders.
Raising the profile of education, interpretation, and youth programs will ensure that the public lands' health, diversity, and productivity are sustained for present and future generations.