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PRESS RELEASE: Bex Love Selected by The Corps Network as 2019 Corps Member of the Year

December 17, 2019
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The Vermont Youth Conservation Corps (VYCC) is excited to announce that Bex Love, a young adult AmeriCorps Corps Member from a 2019 Conservation Crew, has won Corps Member of the year from The Corps Network.

Nationally over 25,000 Corps Members work, learn, and explore the outdoors from coast to coast. The Corps Members of the Year are young people who, through their term of service in a Corps, have demonstrated personal growth, outstanding leadership skills, and a sincere commitment to helping their community. All winners of the Corps Member of the Year Award are nominated by their Corps. Here in Vermont, Love was selected due to their personal growth and impressive character development while working on a VYCC crew with six Members.

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2019 All Corps Season Recap


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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

October 31, 2019
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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


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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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From Los Angeles to Vermont


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Three young adults from Los Angeles participated in our first Corps Member exchange project.

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Donor Summer Crew: You’re Making History!

August 19, 2019
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VYCC supporters are teaming up to make the biggest Donor Summer Crew in VYCC’s history!

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From Pownal to Newport: VYCC Crews Wow Locals!

August 16, 2019
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In 2019, VYCC fielded 12 Community Crews across our Corps, employing over 75 youth!As a way to celebrate their accomplishments, each Community Crew hosted a Meet-Up at their project site where community members could meet them, see their work, and learn more. It was a great way for Corps Members to gain valuable public speaking skills and for locals to be wowed (and thank the crews).“Each VYCC Community Crew member puts in hundreds of hours of hard work in the communities they serve. Meet-ups are an opportunity to showcase their efforts while connecting with community members who will utilize VYCC-built trails, bridges, and boardwalks for years to come,” remarked Daniel Schmidt, Program Officer.”

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