Youth Employment in Parks
Anchorage Parks and Recreation

Youth Employment in Parks


The Youth Employment in Parks Program (YEP) is a cooperative, hands-on program of the Anchorage Parks and Recreation department and the Anchorage Park Foundation. The goal of the YEP is to positively engage a new generation of diverse youth leaders with the environmental and natural resources field and the Anchorage community through meaningful training, employment, and outdoor recreation.

Youth Employment In Parks:

  • Creates a meaningful "first job" experience and career pathway for diverse youth to work in the outdoors and natural resources fields.
  • Exposes youth to the outdoors and connect them with nature to support healthy lifestyles.
  • Provides youth with community action skills and character development so they may become effective citizens.
  • Improves community through enhanced recreation opportunities, parks and public spaces. 
  • For general information on the YEP program contact YEP at  
  • Contact the Anchorage Park Foundation for more information on YEP employment opportunities, how to be a YEP supporter or to learn about past YEP seasons!
  • Stay connected through the YEP Facebook page​ and YEP Instagram account.

Thank you for your interest in the YEP program, a true community investment!



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