The Student Conservation Association (SCA) today announced the Boeing Company Charitable Trust has renewed its support for SCA's Seattle community programs through 2011. A new Boeing grant of $75,000 will enable up to 150 Seattle-area high school students to benefit from hands-on outdoor work experience and educational opportunities.
Seattle, WA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 24, 2011
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) today announced the Boeing Company Charitable Trust has renewed its support for SCA's Seattle community programs through 2011. A new Boeing grant of $75,000 will enable up to 150 Seattle-area high school students to benefit from hands-on outdoor work experience and educational opportunities.SCA community conservation programs serve as an entry point into a continuum of growth opportunities including leadership development, conservation work skills, conservation ethic, and community service. The ultimate objective is to create a diverse, informed and engaged citizenry who will continue to practice stewardship throughout their lifetimes. The SCA experience also creates pathways for young adults to pursue jobs and educational opportunities that might previously have been out of reach.
In particular, Boeing funding will assist with strengthening and expanding its recruitment and retention efforts to ensure that SCA can continue attracting a talented and diverse applicant pool.
"The Boeing Company is pleased to partner with the Student Conservation Association in providing quality environmental stewardship programs that engage high school students throughout the Puget Sound Region," said Liz Warman, director of Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship in the Northwest Region. "By making these investments, we hope to train the next generation of environmental leaders."
"Beginning with the Mount Rainier Recovery Initiative in 2007, Boeing and SCA have worked together to plant seeds of conservation leadership and open doors of opportunity for hundreds of Seattle area youth," states SCA Vice President of Western Initiatives Jay A. Satz. "In renewing this partnership today, we are renewing our commitment to the future of our young people, environment, and quality of life."
Across the nation, thousands of SCA members annually protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states.
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About the Student Conservation Association
SCA is a nationwide conservation force of college and high school students who protect and restore America's parks, forests, refuges, seashores and communities. For more than 50 years, SCA's active, hands-on practice of conservation service has helped to develop a new generation of conservation leaders, inspire lifelong stewardship, and save the planet. SCA is a non-profit headquartered in Charlestown, New Hampshire with regional offices in Washington D.C., Oakland, Pittsburgh and Seattle. For further information, visit http://www.thesca.org 
About Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship
Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship (http://www.boeing.com ) refers to the work that Boeing does in its diverse communities, both as a company and individual employees. The economic well-being of the Pacific Northwest region and the vibrancy of its communities are foundational components to the region's long-term health and viability. Boeing plays a significant role in ensuring the Northwest Region provides for strong, vibrant communities through its support of arts and culture, civic, education, environment and health and human services needs. Last year Boeing contributed more than $20 million to organizations in Northwest communities where employees work and live.