If you are interested in getting involved with YAC, please fill out this application!
The Youth Action Corps (YAC) is a creative youth leadership program for high school and early college-aged youth. YAC members work together to support Ironwood Tree Experience by providing youth voice and leadership for programs and events.
YAC teens embrace their love of nature, people, and community by engaging in activities, initiatives, internships, and programs through Conservation & Restoration, Environmental Education, and Sustainable Community Development!
Any youth who has participated in previous ITE programs is automatically a YAC member. All YAC members are encouraged to participate in fun monthly YAC workshops, where young people meet friends, share stories, and become part of committees that are making a difference in the community.
|Month||Date & Time||Activity||Location||Notes|
|September||Thursday, September 16 @ 4:30-6:00pm||YAC Alumni: Virtual Meeting||Zoom||Please RSVP with Kristen for Zoom Link|
|September||Tuesday, September 21 @ 5:30-7:30pm||YAC Media: Online screening of Fantastic Fungi and Discussion||Zoom||Please RSVP with Kristen for Zoom Link|
|September||Wednesday, September 22 @ 4:30-6:00pm||YAC Workshop: Medicinal Mushrooms and Art with Hernan Castro of Desert Alchemist||Las Milpitas Community Farm||Please RSVP with Kristen. Following Covid-19 protocols, this activity is limited to 8 participants. Masks and social distancing required.|
|September||Saturday, September 25 @ 8:00-1:00pm||YAC Outdoors: Public Lands Day! Exploratory Walk, Plant ID & Seed Ball Gardening||Palisades Visitor Center, Coronado National Forest, Mt. Lemmon||Please RSVP with Kristen. Following Covid-19 protocols, this activity is limited to 8 participants. Masks and social distancing required.|
|October||Date TBD||YAC Workshop: Foods & Culture Picnic in the Park||Armory Park||Please RSVP with Kristen. Following Covid-19 protocols, this activity is limited to 8 participants. Masks and social distancing required.|
|October||Wednesday, October 20 @ 4:30-6:00pm||YAC Alumni: Virtual Meeting||Zoom||Please RSVP with Kristen for Zoom Link|
|October||Date TBD||YAC Outdoors: Birding in our Backyard: Birding 101 & Art Project||KERP: Kino Environmental Restoration Project|
ITE’s in-person activities follow Covid-19 safety protocol and guidelines, which depending upon the activity or program may include requiring proof of vaccination, wearing masks, and staying socially distant with small groups of youth.
Do you have questions about joining YAC? Email Kristen Sawyer, Youth Development Director, at Kristen@ironwoodtreeexperience.org
2021 YAC Advisory Committee:
The purpose of the YAC Advisory Committee is to provide leadership opportunities for active YAC members and ensure that youth voice is present in shaping Ironwood Tree Experience’s YAC initiatives. YAC Advisory Committee Members work together and directly with the Engagement Manager to take on leadership roles in YAC events, represent ITE, and provide perspective to plan YAC workshops/events.