YCC YouthBuild

YCC’s YouthBuild program empowers at-risk young people in Lake County to build skills for life. Through educational courses, hands-on construction work and more, our youth gain the tools and experience they need for lifelong success. Learn more.

Summer Conservation

Since 1973, we have matched thousands of young people with summer jobs doing conservation work in Lake County Forest Preserves. Together, we have restored thousands of acres of our community’s land, and our young people have had life-changing experiences. Learn more.


Are you ready to work hard to achieve your goals? In our YouthBuild program, you can get your GED, learn lifelong construction skills and earn a living. Apply now.

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Gifts to Youth Conservation Corps ensure that we can go above and beyond for the young people we serve. Cash donations are put to use where our young people need them most, including providing the construction supplies, educational materials and other resources for our programs.

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