From 2009-2016, and in 2018-2019, the state of New Mexico's Youth Conservation Corps has provided funding to The Family YMCA to hire Trail crews to repair fire-damaged footpaths and to create new sustainable trails. The High Altitude Athletics Club is also supporthing efforts in 2019. Funding will hire 30 youth ages 14 to 25 for trail work.
Application are due no later than March 11, 8 am, and are closed thereafter.
In 2017, The Family YMCA partnered with Bandelier National Monument, the Volunteer Task Force, Delle Foundation, UNM-LA and Pajarito Trail Fest to hold a summer jobs program for youth ages 16-24. The work provided service-learning and environmental education opportunities, including a college credit.