2019/2020 YMCA Earth Service Corps Year In Review
Published: June 23, 2020, at 3:09 p.m. PT
Last updated: June 24, 2020, at 7:25 a.m. PT
As an unprecedented school year comes to a close and YMCA Earth Service Corps (YESC) celebrates its 30th anniversary, we wanted to take a moment to share some highlights and accomplishments with you. Despite a pandemic, social distancing, and so much more youth have been driven more than ever to address environmental issues and make our community a better place.
Here are some of their proudest achievements this past year:
- Youth hosted an anniversary service project to plant trees and connect with 30 years of staff and alumni.
- Nearly 250 people gathered for YESC’s largest Environmental Leaders Summit at Seattle University.
- YESC and youth leaders rallied in March to move club meetings to a virtual space where they continued to learn about the environment, plan service projects, and create healthy, welcoming space for their peers.
- YESC teens went big for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, with youth hosting virtual green weeks at their schools and special events put on by YESC staff, including an Earth Day video contest, film screenings, and eco-challenges.
We’re looking forward to another 30 years of amazing experiences, thank you for partnering with us.