2022 Gratitude Report

Enjoy stories from the field and all who made 2022 a great season!

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New Leadership Model at VYCC

Please join us in celebrating our new (and additional) Executive Director, Leah Mital!

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Season Recap of Food & Farm Program

The Food and Farm Program at VYCC is a place to work, a place to learn and grow, and a place to gather. Neither rain nor snow nor pandemic will prevent this community of caring and passionate people from growing food to share. Read on for highlights of the amazing people who have come together this season, and what they accomplished together.

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Humans of VYCC: Hans Melhus…fan of spider plants and carpooling

Let's introduce you to Hans Melus, our Conservation Program Coordinator, staff member since 2017 and VYCC alum.

Tell us a story about something cool you keep at your desk and why!

I have my spider plant. It is the offspring of the offspring of a plant I got my fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Hammond.

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Humans of VYCC: Keith Warner…fan of cheese and Shostakovich

Let's introduce you to Keith Warner, our Conservation Program Coordinator.

Tell us a story about something cool you keep at your desk and why!

I have a dog bed underneath by desk for my pooch to ignore when he comes into the office.

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“I don’t know what I’d do for work if it wasn’t for VYCC,” said one Crew Member of the Newport Food & Farm Crew. With support from the Northeast Kingdom Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, the Windham Foundation, and the Oakland Foundation, Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) employed five youth from the Newport area to work on VYCC’s Health Care Share project this summer.

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2019 All Corps Season Recap

280 individual VYCC corps members worked from as early as March all the way until the end of November on our Farm and Conservation crews. From sowing seeds, to improving state park infrastructures, to removing invasive species, to harvesting organic vegetables for Vermonters in need, our crews learned, earned, and yearned to make their communities better. Our crews spread across New York State, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and of course every county in Vermont.

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Working in foliage and sleeping under the stars

Check out what Conservation fall crews accomplished! Thanks to these hard working young people, Vermont's parks and trails are even more enjoyable.

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It’s Harvest Season on The Farm at VYCC

As the season moves into fall, harvesting veggies becomes a high priority for Corps Member who will be finishing their service soon.

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