Florida YMCA Youth In Government

Y-Corps Virtual Program

The Y-Corps 2020: Service in the Sunshine trip was canceled due to COVID-19, but Y-Corps 2020 (aka Y-Corps"antine") will take place through a virtual experiential learning academy with the purpose of building up participants as engaged community leaders and candidates for the Y-Corps 2021 summer trip. This curriculum is designed to guide students through the process of planning, developing, and implementing service-learning in their communities and chapters/clubs. This year, this program will be open to all teens and Y Teens that are rising into grades 8-12 (for the 2020-2021 School Year). 

As participants in the Y-Corps Virtual Program, students will: 

  • Define community service and the different types
  • Plan direct and indirect service
  • Differentiate between volunteering and service
  • Earn service hours that can be counted toward Bright Futures, or other scholarships/requirements
  • Participate in character development, personal development, and networking
  • Discover the link between community service and civic engagement

By the conclusion of the Y-Corps Virtual Program, students will have completed a full cycle of service-learning, publish a passion project to work on for the rest of the year, and gain service hours for their college applications and academic records.

 Register for Y-Corps 2020 (Y-Corps"antine") Here

Y-Corps Fee: $100

If we reach capacity, a waiting list will be opened for additional participants.

Need-based scholarships are available to interested participants. Please email info@floridayig.net for more information.

Welcome Packets will be sent out on the week of July 27th following the conclusion of registration. A Welcome and Orientation Session will take place the week of August 3rd 2020. 

 

Y-Corps"antine" Programming

Y-Corps will take place over the course of 5 months (August-December), with participants engaging on the themes, topics, and issues listed above in a variety of virtual formats – each designed to offer different levels of interactivity and collaboration:

  • Y-Corps Seminars (1 per month) – Each 1st week of the month will consist of one virtual seminar for all participants with the introduction to that month's topic
  • Cohort Meetings (1 per week) – In addition to our virtual sessions, participants will be assigned to a Y-Corps Cohort, which will be organized based on the Y’s Areas of Focus and the ideal service project listed on their registration form. These cohorts will be designed to offer assistance on designing and implementing service project(s) and sharing opportunities and successes. 
  • Passion Project (on-going) - This will be an ongoing service-based work product students will build in collaboration with each other, members of their community, and other stakeholders they identify through the process. 

Y-Corps"antine" - Why Should I Participate?  

  • There will be service opportunities! We can help fulfill community service hour requirements or required projects.
  • You will learn project planning with guidance, feedback, and support alongside service-learning skill development from our outstanding Y-Corps Leadership Team!
  • You will receive character, personal, and professional development training!
  • You will get to spend time with your favorite Y friends!