- May 28, 2019
- Posted by Kristin VanDeWalle
Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) will debut the short (9 Min.) film, ‘Never Too Young’ on Wednesday, May 29th 4:30-5:30 pm at Fire Artisan Pizza in Bozeman.
The sponsor, L.L.Bean is proud to present the film “Never Too Young”, showcasing the Montana Conservation Corps efforts to get young people not only more involved in the outdoors but also more invested in taking care of our public lands. L.L. Bean hopes this film inspires those who see it to enjoy time outside, from a local park to a National Park.
The film, made by two local videographers Marc Leonard and Daniel Glick, promotes the importance of connecting youth to the outdoors through the experiences of a MCC Middle School Expedition Crew; the youngest of the corps members serving with Montana Conservation Corps. It was filmed in the Gallatin Range and Yellowstone National Park.
Since MCC’s founding in 1991, nearly 5,000 AmeriCorps members have served nearly 5 million hours constructing or maintaining more than 19,000 miles of trail, planting more than 1.3 million trees, treating more than 134,000 acres of land for noxious weeds, retrofitting 16,000 Montana homes for energy efficiency, and engaging in other land stewardship and community service activities. In 2018 alone, 388 young adults and 262 middle and high school youth provided 403,564 hours of service across Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah and the Dakotas.
L.L. Bean’s continued support has had a tremendous impact on youth served in our programs. MCC President and CEO Jono McKinney explains, “L.L. Bean’s donations of daypacks, backpacks, boots, tents, and sleeping bags is reducing barriers to youth getting outside to explore their nearby wildlands. This support enables MCC to continue offering these experiences at no charge to families, and helps provide essential equipment so that all interested youth may participate in a crew – regardless of their capacity to purchase the necessary gear to stay safe and healthy.”
Fire Artisan Pizza is generously donating $5 to MCC’s Youth Corps programs for every pizza sold on Wednesday, May 29th in addition to closing the restaurant for the MCC film premier of ‘Never Too Young”.
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