Applicants must be ages 18 to 25*, with no conviction for a violent crime and cannot be on formal probation or parole. Applicants must make a one-year commitment and be able to pass a physical and drug test. Both men and women are encouraged to apply.
*The age limit is up to 29 for veterans.
California Conservation Corps (CCC) offers employment in the parks and forests of California in exchange for minimum wage. They offer a wide range of skills from firefighting training to culinary. Applicants will have an opportunity to earn a high school diploma if they don't already have one. Graduates of this program are eligible for academic scholarships. A teen pregnancy and gang prevention program is available. In addition, homework assistance and job skills training is offered.
CCC offers housing placement. There are seven residential facilities located throughout the State of California, to which prospects can be assigned. Prospects can reside at any of the facilities and be part of the program at that location. See their website for more information.