Y Earth Service Corps Registration Now Open

YESC participants check out the view during last summer’s program. Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA News:

Registration for the Y Earth Service Corps (YESC) 2014 summer program is open for any interested youth ages 11-17. This program is a summer-long, hands-on experience for youth that teaches leadership development, environmental stewardship, service learning projects and cross-cultural awareness.

This summer’s YESC program will focus on improving Los Alamos trails and caring for the Y’s community garden, Hilltop Garden. Participants also will have a part in choosing to become involved in various other community service projects. 

The YESC summer program runs 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday, June 9 to Aug. 1. YESC participants will meet at the Los Alamos Teen Center each morning and be returned to the Teen Center at noon each day. However, the YESC program also will provide opportunities for the participants to go on fun, afternoon field trips and hikes, and a couple of camp-outs throughout the summer.

Registration takes place at the main Y facility on Iris Street. To register, the perspective YESC participant and a legal guardian will need to come in to complete the YESC registration forms, and payment is due at the time of registration. Three payment options are available to participants depending on the amount families are able to pay: $550, $475 or $375.

In addition to grant funding, these participant fees help cover the cost of the YESC program, including staff wages, transportation cost, materials for activities and projects, work tools, fieldtrips and camping trips.  

Contact Kim Pulliam with questions at kpulliam@laymca.org.


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