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Last modified: June 7, 2012, 3:49 PM
The Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC), founded as a non-profit agency in 1998, provides young women and men with structured, safe and challenging work and educational opportunities through service projects that promote personal growth, the development of social skills, and an ethic of natural resource stewardship. The SCC program model, built upon the legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s, incorporates guiding principles of experiential learning, respect, openness and willingness, commitment, responsibility, pride, excellence, health and safety, and fun. Interns earn a living allowance while learning valuable work and life skills. SCC's strengths lie not only in its service project accomplishments, but also in its ability to provide a viable work force to the region while offering exceptional educational and employment opportunities to participants.