In addition to its primary function as a tourist Lodge, the Evergreen runs an Intern Employment Program in which 18-24 year-old young adults from urban backgrounds join our staff for a program of career-oriented training and work experience in a healthy, supportive community, coupled with exposure to outdoor and recreational life experiences.
Our commitment to our youth program stems from two central beliefs:
Supportive employment can help young people build momentum in their lives and realize their fullest potential
The outdoors in general, and places like Yosemite in particular, should be accessible to everyone
Our Youth Program is central to what we do at the Evergreen, and we are proud to have a "double-bottom line" enterprise with both a business and a social mission. Our work is more rewarding as a result of our Youth Program, and our guests can feel good knowing that, by staying with us, they are helping young people to gain experience that they would not otherwise have access to.