QUEENS, NY — As part of President Obama’s commitment to expand employment opportunities for youth, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today launched the “National Parks of New York Harbor Conservation and Resiliency Corps,” a partnership with the City of New York and the Student Conservation Association (SCA) that will provide approximately 200 jobs for young people in 2013 to participate in HRead more
American Eagle Outﬁtters
Double your impact! In celebration of Earth month, American Eagle Outﬁtters is matching $1 for $1 every gift made to SCA, up to $250,000. That means every dollar you give this month will go twice as far in protecting the planet. Show your love for our planet by making a gift today…and double your impact.
As the proud sponsor of SCA’s Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program, AE empowers college students from all over the country to take action to conserve our environment. In spectacular locations like the Grand Canyon and Joshua Tree National Park, adventure-seeking volunteers make a difference while making memories that last a lifetime. Each year, college-aged students perform a range of projects from removing invasive species to repairing and building new trails. Through AE Better World, American Eagle Outﬁtters’ year-round philanthropy program, the SCA also conducts recruiting activities on nearly 150 college campuses and in high schools nationwide.
“At American Eagle Outﬁtters, our mantra is Live Your Life, and we believe the SCA helps young people do just that,” states Marcie Eberhart, director of the American Eagle Outﬁtters Foundation. “It is a powerful partnership with tremendous potential.”
In addition to ASB, hundreds of teenage volunteers in ﬁve U.S. cities helped revitalize urban parks nationwide. Sponsored by American Eagle Outﬁtters, and in partnership with SCA, the Reclaim the Outdoors initiative debuted in Detroit, Houston, Pittsburgh, Seattle and Washington, DC. SCA members and participants from partnering community organizations and school groups engaged in projects ranging from building hiking trails to removing invasive species and cultivating urban farms.
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