The Family YMCA

1450 Iris St. Los Alamos, NM 87544
505-662-3100

Y Earth Services (YES) Corps

The Y Earth Service Corps (YESC) 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; participants can choose the weeks they wish to attend. The crew work on various weekly projects over the summer to improve our local environment and community. Typical projects include trail maintenence on local trails, landscaping, local trail clean-up, gardening, and weeding. 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 20 - July 29, 2022                                                       
Registration Opens: Now
Days/Times: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am-1:00 pm
Cost: $45 per week (space is limited)

YESC Philosophy: Learn by DOING. Members are given a unique opportunity to identify local environmental issues while working collaboratively to engage 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.

Program participants must have a parent/guardian sign a Child Liability Waiver and a COVID-19 waiver before participating.