TWIN RIVERS CHARTER SCHOOL
Northwest Youth Corps’ (NYC) Twin Rivers Charter School (TRCS) is an accredited charter high school for youth, ages 14-19, who learn best in an experiential format and who may have had difficulty succeeding in a traditional school environment. TRCS employs a cooperative, team-based format, in which staff engage students in hands-on learning that combines classroom instruction with the completion of conservation projects, field study assignments, and outdoor recreation activities. Students spend equal amounts of time in and out of the classroom and staff strive to ensure conservation projects are complementary and integrated. School curricula include science, math, language arts and social studies with an emphasis on resource management, conservation and environmental studies. Students earn high school credit toward a traditional diploma.
Outdoor Educator/Youth Development Specialist
The Outdoor Educator/Youth Development Specialist AmeriCorps internship is both highly demanding and highly rewarding working with high school students identified as at risk of academic failure and/or present behavioral challenges. Outdoor Educator/Youth Development Specialists spend most of their time in direct contact with students, either doing direct student instruction in small groups in a classroom setting, providing environmental education in the field, or facilitating conservation-based, service-learning projects.