Americorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is a federal program that strengthens communities through direct team-based national service. Basically, it brings people from around the country to go out on projects that help other communities. Wolf Ridge applied to be a sponsor for the North Central region. In exchange for providing a team’s lodging, the team would work on various tasks on the farm and improve Wolf Ridge’s facilities.
That team is Maple 8! We come from all kinds of states: Pennsylvania, Nevada, New Jersey, Wisconsin, and Connecticut! We’re an eclectic bunch of young adults, but we’re united in our desire to do good work. We became a team in March, went through training together in Vinton, Iowa, and then took the drive north, taking in the scenic views of Lake Superior and the beauty the North Shore offers.