YMCA Earth Service Corps
Welcome to the new YMCA Earth Service Corps (YESC) website!
WHO WE ARE
Founded in 1989, the YMCA Earth Service Corps (YESC) is an innovative youth-led program that empowers students to take a hands-on role in creating a healthier environment in their schools, communities and region while nurturing a respect for diversity within the natural world.
Young people in Earth Service Corps are recognized as valuable resources who collaborate with peers, teachers and community members to solve pressing environmental issues in their communities.
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.
LEARN BY DOING
YMCA Earth Service Corps works with students and teacher advisors to provide a unique opportunity for students to identify local environmental issues while working collaboratively to engage participants in community action.
Joining YESC will expose students 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!
Find a Club Near You or Register Your Club!
On this website, you'll be able to find all the resources you need to run a successful YMCA Earth Service Corps club, connect with other environmental leaders around the country, and communicate about what your club is working on. Please have fun exploring the site, and let us know what you think!