Youth Explore Careers in Yosemite

Youth who have graduated from other WildLink programs have the opportunity to further their educational and professional development with Wildlink Bridge. Six WildLink alumni participated in an intense hands-on orientation program that inspired them to consider careers in Yosemite. Over two weeks, they met with over 30 professionals working and living in Yosemite while working on restoration field projects or completing a Wilderness patrol.

This program provides a much-needed bridge from earlier outreach with WildLink participants to career opportunities. Creating a sense of home for these students within national parks is critical to creating the next generation of park stewards. As of 2012, this program has been successful in introducing 17 teen alumni to professionals in Yosemite. From this experience many alumni will go on to seek careers in related fields.

Thanks to your continued support youth have that vital next step—taking them from education to careers in Yosemite.

Partnering with WildLink, Yosemite National Park, NatureBridge, and Delaware North Companies Parks and Resorts

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Shauna Potocky
Branch Chief of Education
Yosemite National Park