About YESC

YMCA Earth Service Corps emerged out of an idea Bill Sieverling, then director of the YMCA of the USA’s International Office in Asia, proposed in the 1989 issue of the YMCA publication, International Notes. He suggested that given the YMCA’s tradition of youth leadership development and concern for the natural world that there was an opportunity to engage youth in a service-based leadership program that addressed growing concerns about the global environment.

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Get Involved

YMCA Earth Service Corps is driven by it's clubs. Teens meet weekly to take on the environmental issues facing their communities and create projects to address these needs. Club meetings take place before, during or after school. Meetings can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours and are led by youth leaders, YMCA staff and Teacher Advisors.

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Resources

YMCA Earth Service Corps has been supporting environmental service projects and leadership development for over twenty years. We have the knowledge and experience to help teens, clubs and schools reach new heights, develop youth leaders and create meaningful change in the community. If you're looking to start a club at your school or want to take your club to new heights we can provide the resources to help you reach your goals.

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Alumni & Volunteers

Since 1989 young people have grown as leaders and addressed the environmental issues facing our world through participating in the YMCA Earth Service Corps. For many these opportunities instilled a lifelong ethic of stewardship that drives them as educators, engineers, scientists and volunteers.

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