We are a statewide, year-round, nonprofit conservation and youth development organization with the mission of teaching individuals to take personal responsibility for their actions.
To teach young people personal responsibility through meaningful work that connects us to the land, community and one another.
The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) began with a belief that teaching individuals to take personal responsibility for their own actions can change the world. Once a small seasonal organization, VYCC is now a year-round nonprofit that changes lives and strengthens communities across and beyond Vermont. As we have grown, we remain faithful to our founding conviction that "today's youth are tomorrow's leaders." Each year we enroll over 300 Corps Members and full-time AmeriCorps Members, aged 16-24, to work, live, and study together in small groups.