SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land.
Conservation begins here!
We are the nation’s oldest and largest youth conservation organization. We create hands-on experiences that transform both lives and lands, empowering young people from diverse backgrounds to plan, act, and lead while they ensure America’s natural legacy. As conservation’s “farm team,” SCA members gain valuable knowledge and skills while aiding endangered species, conducting important field research, preserving cultural sites and more, in all 50 states, from national parks to big cities. Learn more about what we do.