Youth Pathways

Paid and unpaid professional development opportunities for 14 to 18- year-old Lake County Youth

We will be announcing Summer 2020 opportunities in late February.

Questions about Outdoor Opportunities for high school-aged youth?

Or email/text/call Cisco Tharp at 719-293-0445 –

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What have Youth Pathways been in the past?

Youth Pathways are jobs, internships, community service, and other leadership and professional development opportunities for local youth.

    • Rockies Rock Junior Counselors: Inspire younger Leadvillians and help them cultivate a love of outdoor adventure while assisting with Leadville’s most fun summer camp, Rockies Rock! Approximately $12/hour
    • SENDA Field Tech Internship with Colorado Mountain College: Work alongside CMC Natural Resource Management Field Institute professionals as a field tech intern. Approx. 20 hours/week (~2 days/week) for 4 weeks; Approximately $750 stipend; Eligibility: Must have completed Environmental Science or Wilderness Experience Class at LCHS with a grade of C or better.
    • Cloud City Farm Internship: Assist with C4 farm operations this growing season & learn about gardening, management, and fresh food entrepreneurship! Ages 15+
    • Rocky Mountain Youth Corps: Get paid (and/or earn academic credit) to work and camp in the outdoors on trail and stewardship projects! Great hands-on professional experience and leadership development. Work one or all hitches. Ages 14-17; Approximately $710 stipend

How do I apply or learn more about these opportunities?

 Contact Cisco Tharp at 719-293-0445 or . Se habla español. Or, come by and see us in our new Gear Library location: 107 Spruce Street (the former School District Office Building across from the bus barn)