We are no longer accepting applications for Middle School Expedition for the 2016 season. If you would like to be notified when we start accepting applications for the 2017 season, please send us an email to be placed on our position notification list. Enrollment for the 2017 season will open in March.
This year MCC is excited to introduce one-week Expeditions for middle school students, offered out of our Bozeman and Missoula offices. Participants will join a crew with fellow students and MCC Crew Leaders to learn, work, and adventure outside.
Research demonstrates that the best approach to empower youth is to build skills and knowledge that can be used in service to others and that the conditions of belonging, heroes, sense of accomplishment, adventure, leadership, and responsibility are vital for success. These best practices are integrated into every MCC program and delivered with a curriculum to help participants develop specifically in the areas of leadership, communication and teamwork, service and citizenship, stewardship, and hard work for quality results. During Middle School Expeditions, groups of six to 10 students work with MCC staff and AmeriCorps leaders as a crew on trails and habitat projects. Crew-based service provides the perfect vehicle for giving young people a tangible experience of addressing real-world challenges as well as developing and experiencing civic agency—the impact that they can have on their own life, their crew, their community, and their world.
Qualified individuals with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals and are an equal opportunity employer.
Qualifications - Must Have
6th through 8th grade Montana students (students entering 6th grade in fall 2016 are eligible)
Desire to learn, work, and play in the outdoors
Previous outdoor experience is helpful but not required
2017 program dates will be available soon.
Parents/guardians of youth accepted into our Middle School Expedition Program will be required to create an online profile to complete paperwork required for participation in our program. Create your online profile here.
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