The Y Earth Service Crew (YES Crew) is a Summer service-learning program for youth ages 12 to 15 (Going into 7th-9th Grade). It meets Monday - Thursday, from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm. The Crew work on various weekly projects over the summer to improve our local environment and community. Typical projects include work on local trails, gardening, and debris removal. Space is limited to 8 youth per week.
YESC Mission: To empower young people to be effective, responsible, global citizens by providing opportunities for environmental education and action, leadership development, and cross-cultural awareness.
Season: June 8 - July 30, 2020
Registration Opens: March 15
Days/Times: Mon-Thurs 8:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $40 per week (space is limited)
YESC Philosophy: Learn by DOING. YES Crew provides a unique opportunity for youth to identify local environmental issues while working collaboratively to engage participants in community action. We combine volunteer service, environmental education, and work experience in a program that focuses on trail improvement, landscaping, watershed restoration, fire ecology, gardening, group work, mentoring, and creative projects. Our supervised Summer program includes opportunities for environmental education and action, leadership development, and cross-cultural awareness.