Alsea School kicked off its 2023 Summer Crew in partnership with the Community Services Consortium on July 6.
The Summer Crew program is designed to help students earn money in the summer and continue learning outside the classroom. This year the crew will be working at various sites in Alsea and Benton County. Students are able to earn credit for work-based learning from the school.
In addition to their work with community partners and learning about jobs related to natural resources, students are also engaging in weekly workshops to assist with work readiness. The crew has obtained their first aid and CPR certifications and engaged in career exploration workshops.
Through the rest of the summer, they will complete financial literacy training, spend a day at the Yachats fire department learning about wildland and structural firefighting, and complete a resume
This program is made possible through the partnership of the Community Services Consortium’s youth workforce and education programs, which helps 16- to 24-year-olds become ready for the workforce.
Benton County Principal Youth Advisor Angela Turpen is an Alsea alumni and has a passion for bringing their programs to rural youth in Benton County.
(Sara Cash is the public information officer for the Alsea School District. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)