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On the New England Trail in Holyoke Massachusetts, Yamira Vasquez and Jose Garcia spent the summer working as the first Ridge Runners for the New England National Scenic Trail. The experience gave them the chance to be mentors to younger Youth Conservation Corps members, to interact with hikers along the trail, and to consider pursuing a career working in an environmental field.

 

The #GetInspiredOutdoors video series highlights summer youth programs in Providence, RI; Holyoke, MA; and Lewiston/Auburn, Maine. Young people in these programs had transformative experiences creating, exploring, and gaining valuable leadership skills. Visit www.getinspiredoutdoors.org to see all the videos and to learn about job and volunteer opportunities as well as fun outdoor activities!

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