Since its inception in 1989, YESC has expanded across the nation, with branches from California to Massachusetts. It was founded at the Upper Main Line YMCA in September 2001. 

YESC is an innovative youth-led program that empowers students to take a hands-on role in creating a healthier environment in their schools, communities and region while nurturing a respect for diversity within the natural world. Young people in Earth Service Corps are recognized as valuable resources who collaborate with peers, teachers and community members to solve pressing environmental issues in their communities. Participants are engaged with hands-on projects that develop teamwork skills while learning to use various tools, care for animals, plan and execute a team project.

The YMCA is a cause-driven charitable organization that provides financial assistance for programs. Ask us for details.