YouthBuild is our core program that helps young people in Lake County, ages 16-24, get their lives back on track and become self-reliant. Most of the young people in this program have left high school without a diploma and are unemployed. We provide these youth with a pathway to continue their education receive construction training and to develop career and life skills.
Youth Conservation Corps’ Summer Program provides conservation work experience and environmental education to high school and college students interested in preserving Lake County’s wetlands, prairies and woodlands. This program is a public/private partnership between YCC and the Lake County Forest Preserve District.
Seeing a need for extended training and advanced opportunities for a young people, YCC offers a HVAC/R program for men and women ages 17 to 24 who have completed our YouthBuild program or who already have a high school diploma. With this advanced training, our young people will earn higher wages in their careers and can continue accessing YCC’s support services as they grow professionally.
Youth Conservation Corps welcomes volunteers, speakers, and partnerships with businesses and community groups. Find out about our upcoming events and volunteering opportunities. Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter to stay up to date with YCC. Reach out to us to find out how you can get involved.