An AmeriCorps Program


YouthWork is proud to partner with young adults and community organizations from around the state to complete environmental and conservation  projects for our local communities. We all benefit from YouthWork in many ways:

Our youth members learn important job and life skills, complete incredible, visible, and lasting projects in their home communities, and build lifelong relationships with other members and YouthWork staff.

As AmeriCorps members, our youth have the opportunity to earn living stipends and education awards if they are successful in YouthWork!

Our communities receive quality services and save limited resources when YouthWork members complete local community service projects. 

Our businesses  benefit from a better prepared and skilled community of employees - employees that our community needs to thrive.

Our people (that's YOU!) enjoy new and improved trails and boardwalks, cleaner rivers, lakes, and shorelines, and thousands of newly planted trees and native plants.

We all win.

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YouthWork Member?

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YouthWork Partner?

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YouthWork Investor?


YouthWork utilizes a "no project without a partner" mantra. As a program model, we engage our partners by referencing the classic children's story,  "Stone Soup." YouthWork brings the pot and many of the ingredients to complete a project, (making the soup). We look to our partners to identify what "ingredient" they can place in the pot to ensure the project's success and to make it meaningful for our members, the environment, and our local communities!

Bill, Program Director

What will YouthWork bring to our communities next year?

Just a few of our partners...

Corporation for National and Community Service - Michigan Community Services Commission - Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy - Grass River Natural Area - Inland Seas -The Children's Discovery Center - Oryana Natural Foods Co-Op - Michigan Department of Natural Resources - Conservation Resource Alliance - Benzie Area Christian Neighbors - Grow Benzie Food Rescue - Goodwill - Little Traverse Bay Conservancy – Michigan Rehabilitation Services – Michigan Works! - Watershed Center Grand Traverse Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians - Natural Resources Department - Reining Liberty Ranch - Peace Ranch - The Optimist Club - Rotary Clubs – Petoskey Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation - Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Newaygo, Lake, Wexford, and Leelanau County Conservation Districts - Bay Area Recycling for Charities - National Park Service - US Forest Service – The Corps Network

Emmet County Parks and Recreation - Little Traverse Conservancy - Friends of the Jordan River

Camp Petosega - Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

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231-946-8975 or fill out the form below:

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