Apply Now To The Youth Engagement Program



The Youth Engagement Program (YEP) is a program for any youth entering 9th – 12th grade in the fall of 2019 who have a desire for gaining knowledge in the conservation field.  YEP will offer youth a unique environment to learn from professionals in their respective fields, have fun and learn about conservation in our community.  Como asks that youth who join YEP come with an open mind and the desire to be engaged.  Youth who sign up for the program will be considered volunteers of Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.  This program is FREE to participating youth as costs are covered by the Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment Grant.

YEP will have three, one-week sessions, June 10-14, June 17-21 and June 24-28. Each of the one-week sessions are independent but may have some overlap of activities. Meeting times will be 9:00am to 3:00pm, Monday through Friday. This program will be a combination of learning from our experts at Como, as well as visiting other organizations to connect and learn from them. The application period is open until Friday, May 10th. You are encouraged to apply early, and share your excitement with friends who may also be interested in joining.

Highlights of the program include:
• Networking with professionals in conservation and related fields
• Field trips to fun destinations that support conservation and sustainable practices
• Giving back to the community via service work
• Behind the scenes visits with Como staff
• Connecting with fellow youth who share your passion and interests

Ready to apply? We thought so! Here are the steps you need to take to get started:
• Download, print and complete the application
• Obtain the required signatures – youth and parent or guardian
• Submit completed application by May 10, 2019
• Questions? Call 651-487-8271 or email: