On Thursday April 21st, twenty students and four staff members from Pine Knot Job Corps participated in the No Place Like Home Clean Sweep of US 27 event sponsored by 2016 Pride Spring Cleanup. The majority of students worked to remove trash and debris from the roadside in conjunction with four Culinary Arts students who prepared and served lunch to hungry volunteers. Students and Staff reported that everyone enjoyed the day and felt a sense of accomplishment in helping the community and the environment. Pine Knot Job Corps students appreciate the opportunity to volunteer and look forward to assisting the community with events throughout the year.
The Pine Knot Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is operated by the U.S. Forest Service through an inter-agency agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor and is associated with the Daniel Boone National Forest. The Pine Knot Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center offers residential job training for at – risk young people between the ages of 16 – 24 and serves 175 students. The USDA Forest Service operates 28 Civilian Conservation Centers spanning 22 forest and grasslands and 18 states with a capacity of serving 6,200 students. For more information, visit: http://recruiting.jobcorps.gov/en/home.aspx. The mission of the USDA Forest Service is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation’s forest and grasslands to meet the needs of the present and future generations. The Agency manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to State and private land-owners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the whole world.