With support from the Coca-Cola Foundation, the SCA Green Career Pathways for Urban Youth gave youth in 12 cities nationwide an enhanced pathway to green jobs and built their skills for success in school, work, and life. Through outreach by SCA and SCA members, including ConSERVE volunteer events, interest in urban recreational opportunities has grown.
In the last year, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) engaged more than 9,600 volunteers, 4,000 of them in the SCA field programs and an additional 5,500 in community service events and projects. Their 1,300,000 hours of work and dedication produced the following energy and resource conservation impacts:
· 735 miles of waterway restored and 2,095 miles of public trails built, improved, or maintained
· 132,814 million acres of plant and wildlife habitat made healthier through restoration projects
· 935,283 people received environmental education provided by SCA volunteers
With the support of Coca-Cola, SCA was able to serve more than 1,000 teens through the SCA Urban Initiatives and to improve the quality and outcomes of the Urban Initiative program.