Promoting Youth Development & Conservation

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

2020 By the Numbers

  • 1,137 Members serving in corps
  • 15%  Members without prior work experience
  • 115 miles of trail built or maintained
  • 715 Colorado residents received energy and water-savings measures
  • 22,094 hazard trees removed from fire-threatened forests

Get Involved with CYCA

Join a Corps

Looking to join a crew of dedicated, enthusiastic environmental stewards and get on-the-job training in the green economy? Join a Corps.


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Hire a Corps

Do you need to mobilize a team of skilled, dedicated, committed, environmental workers to help bring your next project to fruition? Hire a Corps.



Want to support the green economy by contributing to the growth and development of skilled environmental stewards? Support the cause.


Featured Project

Wet Meadow & Riparian Restoration in Gunnison Sage-Grouse Habitats

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Sage Grouse Habitat Structures Constructed


Acres of Trees Removed to Improve Sage Grouse Habitat