YES-Coast Program Information & Application
YES-Coast participants will:

• Meet other teens interested in experiencing the outdoors.
• Participate in fun activities like camping, hiking, kayaking, whale watching, and more.
• Learn basic photography and video to document and promote park experiences through PhotoVoice.
• Discover local coastal history, culture, and ecosystems, while developing leadership skills and exploring new careers.
• Earn a $150 stipend for attending and participating in all YES-Coast outings and spring campout. Transportation is provided for all activities from community pick-up sites in Santa Rosa.

In order to participate in YES-Coast, a commitment to attend all program activities is required:

• Participant and Parent/Guardian must complete application by Wednesday, September 5, 2018.
• If accepted, participant package must be completed by orientation on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.
• 2018-2019 day trips on September 15, October 20, November 17, January 19, and February, 16
• 3-Day, 2-Night Coastal Campout – Spring Break, March 19-21, 2019
• Community Celebration & Participant Award Ceremony – April 2019. Space is limited.

Please complete this online application and submit once completed.
If you have any questions please email Irma Cuevas at:

You will be notified by September 7, 2018 if you have been accepted into the program. If selected, Irma Cuevas will contact you via email. Also, if selected, there is a mandatory participant packet to be filled by participants and their parents/guardians.

Program orientation will be held Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 6-7:30 p.m. Attendance is required, the location is to be determined. Those of you who are accepted to YES-Coast will be notified of orientation location ASAP.
  • Participant Information and Application

    Please fill out the following information completely.
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  • Why are you interested in joining YES-Coast?
    Describe yourself. What are your talents, interests, hobbies? What outdoor activities do you enjoy or would you like to try?
    What would make you a valuable member of our YES-Coast team?
    Which communities do you identify with? (Examples: Disabled, teen parent, LGTBQI, low income, immigrant, Latino) You are not limited to these choices. Please add your own.
    The YES-Coast project uses photography to promote the outdoors. Please feel free to attach a photo you have taken using the Photo Upload below.
  • Signature & Agreement
  • I understand the responsibilities required of YES-Coast participants. If selected, I am available and will attend all YES-Coast events including an orientation on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 6:00-7:30pm.

    Note: Create your digital signature by using your mouse, digital pen, finger, etc. Any pointing device can be used to write a signature.
  • As a parent/guardian, I have read the YES-Coast program information, and support my child in
    applying for this opportunity.

    Note: Create your digital signature by using your mouse, digital pen, finger, etc. Any pointing device can be used to write a signature.