The Next Door’s Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) employs young people ages 16 through 24 in Wasco and Hood River Counties and  is offering a full-time, paid summer employment opportunity that runs June 24 through approximately August 16, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The deadline to apply is Monday, May 6; applications are available at The Next Door in The Dalles, 1113 Kelly Avenue, and Hood River, 965 Tucker Road. The program pays $11.25 to $15 per hour, and transportation between The Next Door offices and worksites is provided.

A press release stated participants would acquire valuable work skills and training, with an emphasis on outdoor education, natural resource management, and teamwork. The work is “a unique, educational experience that partners closely with the U.S. Forest Service and other agencies to complete projects such as trail restoration throughout the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Mt. Hood National Forest.”

Contact Christy Morton at or by calling 541-399-4437 for more information.

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