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.
To keep our youth and staff members safe, and to keep as many young people engaged as possible, ITE will continue with the format of the WorldWildWeb – a remote, place-based exploration of who and where we are. The WorldWildWeb engages youth online, using tools like Zoom and Trello, but also provides the guidance, instruction, and expertise of ITE staff and community partners to encourage participants to get outside and explore on their own.
When possible, ITE will hold in-person events, following Covid-19 safety protocol and guidelines, wearing masks, and staying socially distant with small groups of youth.
Do you have questions about joining YAC? Email Eric Dhruv, Program Director, at firstname.lastname@example.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.