The kids did all right.
But I believed in Kidd, the president of Fishin' Buddies!, enough to do a lead-in story on May 3 for the Sun-Times.
Well, they got 22 sophomores and juniors to-be to successfully complete YCC, which ended with small group presentations on various topics.
But the real selling point to YCC was the chance for those who finished it to tap into paid internships, primarily with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County.
The hands-on work they did during YCC came in handy.
Today's column in the Sun-Times took the perspective of two of the juniors, Monikka Edgeston and Tom Maloney, who did different six-week internships.
After talking with them, I have much more hope for the future of conservation in our urban and suburban settings.
And I envy the chance they had.