Y-Corps is a service-learning program for students currently in 9th-12th grade who want to make a difference in their communities and around the state and country. The program incorporates the 4 types of service we emphasize at the Y:
- Perform at least 50 hours of direct and indirect service in their local communities
- Practice philanthropy by fundraising for our Scholarship Fund
- Engage in advocacy on behalf of their Y-Corps teams and the YMCA Movement
The program culminates with a service trip around the New York/Pennsylvania area
Participants in the program form a cohort of passionate young people from across the state who have been exposed to the wide range of cultures, strengths, and needs that make up our Commonwealth and country.
Through a combination of hard work, cultural experiences, travel, self-discovery, and reflection, Y-Corps extends the Y’s mission into communities throughout our state and beyond.