Climb the Grand Scholarship Scholarship
The Central Wyoming Climbers' Alliance has put out the 2020 Climb the Grand Scholarship Scholarship Application! This scholarship was created in memory of Jim Ratz who was a visionary who guided in the Tetons and was a Lander resident. Scholarship recipients will be climbing the Grand Teton with up to three other youth and two Jackson Hole Mountain Guides. Youth applicants must be a resident of Fremont County and finishing 8th-11th grade in May of 2020. Here is the link to the website with all the information and the link to the application:
Grand Teton Tribal Youth Corps
Grand Teton Tribal Youth Corps is a four-week paid experience for teens ages 15 to 18. The program is based out of Grand Teton National Park and is designed for Native American youth from communities in and around the Wind River Indian Reservation. As a Tribal Youth Corps Member, participants call their tent home for most of the month. Each crew is led by two graduates of the Montana Conservation Corps’ Leadership Development Program. Crews work, serve, and learn in some of Montana’s wildest places!
Projects are a mix of “backcountry spikes” where crews will be packed a few miles into the project site, camping there for five to twelve days, and “front country spikes” where crews car camp near the project site. Participants are exposed to challenging physical work as well as the rigors of camp life. The weekends give crews a chance to explore, recreate, relax, and to get to know each other and the areas around the project.
Each session begins with a one-day orientation covering safety, leave no trace principles and program basics, expectations, and logistics. Expedition crew members are taught MCC’s program objectives of communication and team skills, leadership development, environmental stewardship, technical field skills, and embracing a strong service ethic through their crew experience and complementary education.
Week of May 4th- May 7th- Seniors give their Capstone Class Defenses
May 14th Seniors last day of classes
May 14th Mandatory Graduation practice