Around Town | Students Cut Hiking Trails for Summer Job
The Hart Trails Program teamed up with the U.S. Forest Service and the City of Santa Clarita to clear local trails and give students the opportunity to join the workforce.
The two-week program hired a select group of 14 students from the Hart School District for a 60-hour paid summer work experience.
For many students this is their first experience of going through an interview process, getting hired and having a job.
“This is a program that prepares students through the Hart School District for entering the workforce,” said trail assistant, Elaine Bingham. “For many students this is the first time they have ever had a job.”
Quigley Canyon was the first stop on the groups list of projects they have planned for the summer.
Trail Boss Kevin Sarkissian and assistant trail boss Elaine Bingham went over safety guidelines and equipment procedures.
“Its a great program,” said Sarkissian. “I think you can ask any student who has been through this, they finish the two weeks and they are a changed person.”
The group will also be clearing a trail near Mt. Wilson and then returning to the city to make a new trail near Hart High School.(c) SCVTV 2014