"To implement this strategy of connecting youth to the outdoors and careers with agencies that manage public lands, the DOI agencies in Arizona have joined forces, working in a coordinated management group called Youth Careers & Academic in Nature Arizona (You CAN AZ). You CAN AZ is developing a youth program that integrates environmental education, engagement, and employment in the outdoors."

Estimated total program funding is $450,000, with three awards expected.

Outdoor learning and work opportunities was the subject of the April 2013 Resource Center newsletter.