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: irma.cuevas@sonoma-county.org

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.