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Conservation Corps of the Forgotten Coast

Listing Last Update: February 7, 2016

Location

192 Coach Wagoner Blvd.
Apalachicola, FL 32320
www.franklinspromisecoalition.org

Educational services

  • To read and write better
  • To study for my high school equivalency exam
  • To learn English
  • To improve my math skills
  • To improve my technology skills

Instruction Type

  • Classroom
  • Computer
  • Instruction in Spanish

Program Overview

The Conservation Corps of the Forgotten Coast is a comprehensive career development program for young adults 18-25 years of age (veterans up to 29, and summer internships for ages beginning at 16 years old) which provides participants with on-the -job training, academic programming, leadership skills, and additional support through a strategy of service that conserves, protects and improves the environment, as well as community resilience. This initiative will accomplish an array of specific habitat restoration projects throughout the region such as invasive species removal, living shoreline installation, oyster reef restoration, water quality monitoring, and pine savanna restoration, preparing the crew members for a career in natural resource management or a similar profession.

All participants are expected to attain their diploma by the end of the 18 month program. No less than 14 hours are devoted weekly to GED preparation with trained staff and community literacy volunteers. English classes for Spanish speaking students are held twice per week.

Hours of operation: 9-4 Monday-Friday, Some weekends

Cost info: No fees are charged to participants/crew members. All materials, trained instructors and staff, volunteer mentors, equipment and costs of tests are provided as part of the Corps initiative.

Program Status:
Active