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 email@example.com.
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.