The latest from VYCC
Many of the articles below come from our e-newsletter, which offers in-depth stories about Corps Member experiences, relevant updates, and opportunities to get involved with VYCC. Enjoy a closer connection to Vermont’s youth and public lands when you sign up.
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August 8, 2017
Our Brattleboro Community Crew, led by Jerad and Sam, has been featured in the latest issue of VTDIGGER! Read more to learn about the impact the crew has had at Retreat Farm in Brattleboro, and get to know the amazing crew members who call VYCC home for the summer!
July 18, 2017
VYCC crews are reducing erosion, improving recreation access, and growing food across the state. Seven community crews are presenting on their work - please join us in August to hear Corps Members speak about their experiences, personal growth, connection to community, and collective impact!
Sheila, 2017 Corps Member on a Female Leadership Development Crew, is studying social work and aspires to do wilderness therapy. Recent alumna AmyRose Tomlinson shares how her VYCC experience helped her find wilderness therapy.
May 30, 2017
Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is pleased to announce the addition of two new members of its Board of Trustees; Anne Adler of Stowe, and Benjamin Eastman of Huntington. “I am more convinced than ever,” said Ben, “that beyond the impressive material productivity of trail and farm crews, it is the ethical aspects of the work in terms of how “personal responsibility” is also a social resource that is not only valuable but simply vital.”
It is an honor and a privilege to be working with the J. Warren & Lois McClure Foundation to enhance our programs' workforce development outcomes.
Vermont Life Magazine’s summer 2017 issue features the work of VYCC crews on the Health Care Share. This innovative food-security project is entering its fifth season with expansion sites in Rutland and, new this year, Newport.
May 10, 2017
The Long Trail spans 273 miles along the spine of Vermont’s Green Mountains. It is the oldest long-distance hiking trail in the United States. While most hikers take 3-4 weeks to complete the trail, the current unsupported speed record is 6 days, 17 hours, 25 minutes. “Unsupported” means the athlete carries everything they use from start to finish - no supply drops.
Maddie Shropshire is a 23-year-old college graduate from Quechee. She loves Vermont and “wandering down random dirt roads.” Yet, Maddie had never spent much time in other areas of the state, even nearby Rochester. Until now.
As we gaze on 100 tiny, yellow chicks wobbling about, Nadine talks about two passions that she hopes to develop and combine: farming and music. She signed on as an AmeriCorps Member with VYCC to learn how to run a farm.