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|
|December||Thursday, December 2 @ 4:30-6:00pm||YAC Workshop: Worthiness with Vana Dee Lewis||ITE Urban Field Station: 738 N. 5th Ave. Ste. 101 & Catalina Park||Bring an old shirt for art and masks for COVID.|
|December||Thursday, December 9 @ 5:00-6:00pm||ITE Virtual Alumni Meeting with ASU/NASA Lunar Scientist||Zoom||Please RSVP with Kristen for Zoom Link.|
|December||Saturday, December 18 @ 10-1pm||DYHP Internship Showcase & Community Celebration||Mission Garden||Please RSVP with Kristen for details. Please bring masks.|
|December||Saturday, December 18-Sunday, December 19||YAC Outdoors: Winter Solstice Patagonia Campout||Patagonia, AZ (Meet at ITE Urban Field Station)||Please RSVP with Kristen. Limited Spaces (6-8). Gear/transport provided.|
|December||Date TBD||ITE Alumni Meet n' Greet||ITE Urban Field Station: 738 N. 5th Ave. Ste. 101||Please RSVP with Kristen.|
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.