Lots of teens standing in a semi-circle, holding shovels, and laughing.


Y-Corps 2020

A teenage boy carrying several orange buckets and smiling

What is Y-Corps?

Y-Corps is a service-learning program for students currently in the 9th- 12th grade, to engage and provide a difference in the communities and Commonwealth of the country. Participants perform services across the state exposed to a wide range of cultures, research and identify services needs of the various communities, and demonstrate our character pillars.

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
  • Maintain required school attendance

The program culminates with a service/learning trip around the state of Texas.

Over the course of 6-months, students will work together to set and achieve various goals of service, philanthropy, and advocacy. The program conducts multi-day travel experience in June, performing service across a specific region as a team. 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. 

Y-Corps Service Trip Dates: June 22nd - 26th, 2020

Day 1: Houston

Day 2: San Antonio

Day 3: Big Bend National Park

Day 4: Austin

Day 5: Fort Worth

What is the cost of Y-Corps? 

Registration Fee: $50 per participant

Service Trip Fee: $500 per participant

Payment plans are available to all participants until the week of the trip. Scholarships are available and limited. Contact Dr. Grimble to apply at tgrimble@ymcadallas.org.

Register Here

When does the program start?

Program Operation Dates

February 1, 2020 – Registration and Application Open

March 13, 2020 - Y-Corps Team Meeting (Student and Parent Orientation)

April 4, 2020 – Y-Corps Team Meeting

April 25 -26, 2020 – Y-Corps Conference (two-day overnight training)

April 26, 2020 – Y-Corps Team Captains Meeting (Captain and Lead Staff)

May 16, 2020 – Y-Corps Team Meeting

June 6, 2020 – Final Payment Deadline

June 20, 2020 – Project Management Meeting & Trip Preparations

June 22 – 26, 2020 – Y-Corps In-State Service Trip

Dates are subject to change due to location availability.