Y-Corps is a service-learning program for students currently in 9th-12th grade who want to make a difference in their communities, around the state and regionally. 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

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 unique state of New York and country.  The program culminates with a service trip around the New York/Pennsylvania area.

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.

Questions? Contact Drew Caldwell at dcaldwell@ymcanys.org

Apply for Y-Corps 2020!