Y-Corps Overview

Y-Corps is a service-learning program for students who want to make a difference in their communities and around the Commonwealth and country. The program incorporates the 4 types of service we emphasize at the Y:

  • Perform at least 50 hours of direct and indirect service in their local communities
  • Practice philanthropy by fundraising for our Scholarship Fund (goals set by years of experience in Y-Corps)
  • Engage in advocacy on behalf of their Y-Corps teams and the YMCA Movement

All Student YMCA Chapters who have at least 1 chapter member apply for Y-Corps earn 25 points towards their chapter ranking each year. Check to see if your chapter has earned points yet using our Chapter Application Tracker.

The program culminates with a 7 to 10 day service trip around Kentucky or the Midwest, Northern, or Southern US (depending on the team). To view the states each team can potentially serve, visit our Y-Corps Service Area Map:

Service to the Commonwealth I July 9-15, 2017
Service to the Commonwealth II July 23-29, 2017
Service to the South July 8-16, 2017
Service to the Midwest July 21-30, 2017
Service to the North July 22-30, 2017

Participants in the program form a cohort of passionate young people from across the state who have been exposed to the wide range of cultures, strengths, and needs that make up our Commonwealth and country.

Through a combination of hard work, cultural experiences, travel, self-discovery, and reflection, Y-Corps extends the Y’s mission into communities throughout our Commonwealth and beyond.