YMCA Earth Service Corps (YESC)


Welcome to YESC!

We are YMCA Earth Service Corps! For over two decades we have been providing teens in the Seattle community with an engaging environmental education curriculum. We are happy to announce that this amazing program is now available in Spokane! Through service projects, field trips, and outdoor adventures, our students become strong, confident, and responsible environmental leaders.

A national YMCA program founded in 1989, YESC was started by the YMCA of Greater Seattle. Since its inception, YESC has expanded across the nation, with branches from California to Massachusetts.

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.

This is your moment. Get involved with YESC to experience what it's all about! More Info about YESC Activities.

An environmentally focused leadership program for incoming 8th-12th graders (13-18yrs) at NO CHARGE. Learn about pressing environmental issues from local experts. Daily activities will include field trips, guest speakers, group work, and hands-on environmental action projects. We provide a summer of fun and discovery to help prepare you for a successful school year.

Committed participants will receive:

  • YMCA Youth Membership through August 2017 (with active participation in the program)
  • Lunch provided daily by Spokane Public Schools summer lunch program
  • STA Summer Youth Bus Pass provided by Spokane Public Schools and the YMCA

Meet at the Central YMCA - Teen Center

The daily schedule will be:
10:30am – 12:15pm Leadership team building activities
12:15pm Lunch (provided at no cost)
12:45 – 3pm Enrichment activities

How do I register?

Registration for Summer 2017 click here

Questions? Contact Site Director Joy Schneider, 509 720 5612

This program is made possible to students at North Central High School thanks to the YMCA's Annual Community Support Campaign and the Annual Tee Off For Teens Golf Tournament.

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