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Sammy, the future Social Worker

It was 2009 and Sammy had no high school diploma, a lack of employment history and was on his way to becoming an emancipated young person. He was looking for direction and support to help guide his steps to gain employment and complete college. It was through this search that got Samm
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Success Story: Carl

Carl loves seeing a job well done. His favorite part of working with Tree Trust’s Youth Conservation Corps is, “working with your hands and learning hands-on how to actually do it all yourself.” It’s his third summer working with Tree Trust and the high school senior has learned a lot
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Success Story: Alesia

Alesia started working with Tree Trust’s Case Managers during her senior year of high school in 2011 through our Youth and Young Adult Services program.  Throughout her time with Tree Trust, Alesia accomplished many personal and professional goals. Tree Trust has helped Alesia g
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Success Story: Tara

Tara* has learned a lot of different skills through her summer job with Tree Trust – like the importance of getting to work on time and how to interact with different people – but the best skill she gained is communication. “My communication skills got a lot better,” she said. “I used
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Success Story: Rob

Rob* enjoyed his summer job with Tree Trust so much in 2012 that he applied again for the summer of 2014 – and was excited to be back! Rob is a member of a Youth Conservation Corps crew that has been hard at work building a so-called “bee shed” for preschool children to safely view ho
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Success Story: Amy

Amy* is only 14, but she’s got big plans for the future – and Tree Trust is helping her achieve them. It’s Amy’s first summer working on a Youth Conservation Corps crew in Bloomington, where she helped build paver patios and other outdoor environmental improvement projects. “It’s a wo
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Success Story: Rachel

Rachel* is 16 and a junior in high school. She heard about the Tree Trust Youth Conservation Corps from her mom and her school counselor, and thought that it sounded like a good opportunity. Through participating in the program she has learned about landscape construction and has deve
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Guest Blog Post: Garage Daze

“When are we going to do something new? Tired of digging!” At first I was irked when I read what one of my students wrote in his evaluation, especially because I often stress to my crew members that they aren’t going to enjoy every task they are assigned … in any job. On t
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