Ann Arbor YMCA • Expanding Horizons Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) Summer Program

Expanding Horizons YVC Summer Program

Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) is a youth-driven program that strives to meet the needs of our community and works in collaboration with local organizations to create social change and positive community impact. Through facilitated service-learning projects, workshops, personal development training, and interactive dialogue, YVC participants address critical social issues and develop strategies to become active citizens of their community.

YVC Summer Program Options:

SESSION OF SERVICE
The YVC Summer Session of Service provides teens with the opportunity to engage in 4-day blocks of direct and indirect service and serve their community in small groups. Each day is planned to include plenty of activities from icebreakers and team builders to service-learning and reflection. Additionally, participants will engage in social justice workshops in a shared-learning environment that promote a greater understanding or our changing communities and develop strategies to achieve collective action. Program fee associated. Financial assistance available.
Schedule: Monday – Thursday, 9 am – 12 pm
Sessions: 1 – 11
Program Fee:
  • $65 (Ann Arbor Y Members)
  • $85 (Community Members)
  • Financial assistance availble (select scholarship applicant upon registration) 
VIRTUAL CONNECTIONS
YVC will offer virtual connections for teens to engage in 2-hour blocks of remote learning and at-home service-projects. Virtual sessions will be facilitated by YVC Staff and Youth Advisory Council members and include interactive dialogue, workshops, guest speakers, activities and at-home service learning opportunities.  Each Session will focus on different social justice topics.
Schedule: Monday – Thursday, 1 – 3 pm
Sessions: 2, 4, 6, 8, & 10
Program Fee:
  • $60 (Ann Arbor Y Members)
  • $80 (Community Members)
  • Financial assistance availble (select scholarship applicant upon registration) 
SINGLE SERVICE PROJECTS
Looking to make an impact in your community at your own leisure? Join us on a single-service project! YVC service projects will be offered throughout the summer on weekdays, evenings, and/or weekends.  Stay up to date with the YVC Calendar of Events and/or sign up to to receive YVC communications. Free of charge. 
Schedule: Offered on some weekdays, evenings, and weekends (click here to view the YVC Calendar of Events for details)
Program Fee: Free of charge ($0)

HOW TO REGISTER

  • Online: Click on the green Camp Registration button at the top of the page
  • By Phone: Call the Program Registrar at 734-661-8039