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New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Annual Reports of Young Adult Conservation Corps Program

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
The Young Adult Conservation Corps (YACC) sought to employ teams of unemployed 16-23 year-olds to work on needed conservation or human services projects. This series consists of the YACC annual reports for the years 1978-1979 and for 1980. The reports document the operation of the program and provide information on work projects completed; enrollee characteristics; profiles of both municipal and state projects; and program finances. Copies of news articles about the program and its accomplishments are also included.
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0.4 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1978-1981
Series Number:
19688

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Administrative History

The Young Adult Conservation Corps (1978-1981) was established under the federal CETA program (Title VIII). The program sought to employ teams of unemployed 16-23 year-olds to work on needed conservation or human services projects. Participants were to be provided with gainful employment, exposed to real work experiences, and receive basic employment skills development training. They were also to be provided with the encouragement and opportunity to further their formal education. The program was administered by the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, which operated three residential camps and awarded grants to local communities. There was no matching requirement, but sponsors were encouraged to provide supplies, materials and technical assistance.

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This series consists of the Young Adult Conservation Corps annual reports for the years 1978-1979 and for 1980. The reports document the operation of the program and provide information on work projects completed; enrollee characteristics; profiles of both municipal and state projects; and program financial information. Copies of news articles about the program and its accomplishments are also included.

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