Program Overview

Y-Corps is a service-learning program for students who want to make a difference in their communities, state, and country. The program incorporates the different types of service we emphasize at the Y:

  • Perform direct and indirect service in their local communities
  • Practice philanthropy by fundraising for their local YMCA
  • Engage in advocacy on behalf of their Y-Corps teams and the YMCA movement

The program culminates with a journey around their state or a region of the country. Participants in the program form a cohort of passionate young people from across their state or region who have been exposed to the wide range of cultures, strengths, and needs.

Through a combination of hard work, cultural experiences, travel, self-discovery, and reflection, Y-Corps extends the Y’s mission into communities around the country.