3785 Veterans Drive
Traverse City, Michigan
YouthWork Conservation Corps – Child and Family Services of Northwest Michigan
FOUNDED IN: 2018
YouthWork has dual goals of teaching youth and young adults ages 16-26 valuable job and life skills through learning-based service projects and of providing valuable services to the communities served. YouthWork allows youth to develop important job skills and experience while exploring their strengths, aptitudes, and interests.
The program helps youth and young adults gain an appreciation for the ecosystems that surround them and for the needs of their community. When participants plant a tree, remove invasive species, or clean up a beach, they learn that they have a voice and a stake in the future—their future.
Participants recognize the impact they are making in their home community and celebrate the completion of work that is purposeful and locally relevant.