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The Urban Archaeology Corps 2014: Rethinking Youth Employment in the National Park Service

Author(s): Teresa Moyer ; Mary Furlong Minkoff

Year: 2015

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The Urban Archaeology Corps was created as a way to rethink youth employment, archaeological education, the contributions young people can make, but also how the National Park Service can more effectively serve the next generation of Americans. An experimental youth employment program in the National Capital Region, the UAC employs underserved and minority youth in the Washington, DC area. What has resulted is a program that is a mix of school, summer camp, and work unlike any of the youth programs in the region. In this paper, we will discuss why the UAC should be the new model for youth employment and teaching archaeology in NPS.

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The Urban Archaeology Corps 2014: Rethinking Youth Employment in the National Park Service. Mary Furlong Minkoff, Teresa Moyer. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 396045)


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Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America