Transforming lives and communities through service, personal development, and education statewide.
The Colorado Youth Corps Association aspires to be the leader in conservation and service and empowers corps to change lives statewide.
We engage corps members and the community through focused attention to our core values:
- Transformation – The power of the corps experience makes positive, significant, and enduring changes to the lives of youth and young adults
- Collaboration – We are better, stronger, and more impactful when we work together
- Impact – Every action seeks to maximize positive impact
- Service – We are dedicated to serving member corps and our partners
- Stewardship – Every place in Colorado is special, and therefore local knowledge and relationships are necessary for enduring stewardship
- 1,597 Members serving in corps
- 28% Members without prior work experience
- 295 miles of trail built or maintained
- 1,850 Colorado residents received energy and water-savings measures
- 1,726 acres of land treated for urgent risk of wildland fire
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Featured Corps Member
Kyle Sullivan: An Eye for Environmental Education
At a young age, Kyle Sullivan, a 2011 Corpsmember of the Year, knew he would be involved in the outdoors one way or another. Raised on the Front Range, Kyle has long enjoyed hiking and exploring nature. “The only thing better than being in nature is capturing it with my camera,” he likes to joke. His love for the outdoors led him to youth corps. For two summers, Kyle developed the Weld County Youth Conservation Corps’ (WCYCC) environmental education offerings.
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