Welcome to Youth Conservation Corps
Our vision is that every young adult has a pathway to success regardless of life circumstances.
YCC Leader of the Year Award
You’re invited to the 1st annual Youth Conservation Corps Leader of the Year Award honoring Ann Maine, President of the Lake County Forest Preserve. Click here to learn more and RSVP.
Our Mission: The mission of Youth Conservation Corps is to guide and mentor young adults using education, job skills training, and community service to help develop productive citizens.
The Need: With local high school graduation rates at 54% and youth unemployment of 26%, we aim to serve those who are neither studying nor employed. We want to get these young people back on track by instilling a sense of self-worth and excitement about the rewards of working towards their goals.