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Youth Climate Corps

The Youth Climate Corps Program is currently under development and is funded as a part of the Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Fund established under the American Rescue Plan Act. This program aims to increase youth employment, develop youth interest & experience towards a career in public service, and strengthen city capacity to address education, climate & food insecurity.

This program will place youth in positions with public agencies or nonprofits and provide training and support services to participants. These placements will support Long Beach’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan implementation actions and address key climate issues of extreme heat, air quality, drought, flood, and waste. Youth will then be placed in permanent positions with public agencies, nonprofits, or the private sector upon completion of the program.

The Youth Climate Corps is expected to launch in Summer of 2022 and is currently accepting public input to help shape program focus areas and implementation.

Take the survey by March 10 to provide your input on the program or express your interest in hosting youth climate corps placements in your organization or participating in the program.

This survey is also available in Spanish, Khmer, and Tagalog.

Learn more about the Youth Climate Corps program development in the presentation slides and video from the staff presentation to the Sustainable City Commission on February 24.