Our mission: YMCA Earth Service Corps empowers young people to be effective, responsible, global citizens by providing opportunities for environmental education and action, leadership development, and cross-cultural awareness.Join us for service projects and activities
throughout the 2013-2014 school year,
or join us for our fun-filled Summer 2014 Program
YESC Summer Program- 2014
June 9th- August 1st
The YESC summer program meets Monday- Thursday from 8am- 12pm, and the YESC team works together to help improve our environment and community. This summer, YESC participants will get to improve Los Alamos' trails, work on local gardens, and complete other various service projects.
In addition to the 8-12 "work-days," participants will also be able to enjoy weekly fun fieldtrips, activities, and outdoor adventures with YESC group. YESC will even get to go on a couple of camping trips throughout the summer!
You can pick-up registration forms at The Family Y's front desk. Space is limited, register soon to secure your space in the program.
Please be aware: In addition to parental signatures, YESC participants themselves are required to sign 2 forms in order to register for the YESC program.
Check out our recent activities and upcoming opportunities on our Los Alamos YES Corps Facebook page.
YES Corps is a NATIONAL youth movement - check out the national website to see how our projects contribute to global service learning!
Learn by DOING: YES Corps provides a unique opportunity for youth to identify local environmental issues while working collaboratively to engage participants in community action.
LOCALLY, we combine volunteer service, environmental education and work experience in a program that focuses on trail improvement, landscaping, watershed restoration, fire ecology, organic gardening, groupwork, mentoring, and creative projects. Our supervised summer program includes CPR and First Aid certification, training and safety seminars, and educational and enrichment workshops.
Joining YES Corps will expose participants to the world of science, social justice and environmental studies through opportunities for environmental education and action, leadership development, and cross-cultural awareness.
YESC members initiate and implement projects that develop leaders, inspire individuals, and highlight the importance of sustaining our planet.
Join us and challenge your leadership skills, develop compassion for others, foster a respect for the environment, and TAKE ACTION within your community to create a healthy planet!
Get involved with our school-based clubs:
In collaboration with Pajarito Environmental Education Center, The Los Alamos Co-operative Market, Los Alamos High School & Los Alamos Middle School, we now have school-based YESC - join us for year-round service opportunities.
High School Environmental Club
Join us Wednesdays at lunchtime at LAHS in room E-101
Club Advisors: Christopher Cretella and Barb Musgrave
**YES Corps participants/parents, please fill out a program evaluation.**