Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

A nonprofit organization

$26,450 raised by 133 donors

88% complete

$30,000 Goal

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps engages young people in the outdoors, empowering them to use their strengths and potential to lead healthy, productive lives. They build resiliency in themselves, communities and ecosystems through teamwork, service, and experiential education. RMYC serves Northwest Colorado through four programs: Yampa Valley Science School, Youth Corps, Conservation Corps, and Natural Resources Internship Programs. 

RMYC is the largest youth employer in northwest Colorado. Over 800 young people engage in valuable service projects each year throughout 11 rural counties. They build resiliency, job skills, and self-efficacy while making our communities great places to live! Join us in making this impact!

Notes From the Field:

Yampa Valley Science School (6th graders in Routt County)

"I really loved learning in a fun way and the whole sleepover part in the cabins and fireside was amazing!" -6th grade YVSS student

“Wonderful week of outdoor learning. My daughter wishes every day at school can be learning in that environment.” - 6th grade parent of YVSS student

Youth Corps (ages 11-18)

"My overall thought is that every kid and young adult should apply for a youth corps, for it gives you amazing amount of opportunity. Even if you find yourself not looking for this option in your future, it is a great reference to rely upon for whatever you do want yourself to do in the future." - Youth Corps Participant

“Our son came home with new life. He was happier, more confident, and he got his joy for life back. He built new friendships and strengthened his ability to work hard and be part of something bigger than himself. We credit all of this to the amazing leaders and programming RMYC provides.” - Parent of Youth Corps participant

Conservation Corps (ages 18-25)

“The most impactful part of my RMYC experience this summer was building my confidence as a leader and individual. I was able to handle things I never thought I could. I feel more confident in leading a group and learning and adapting in the moment to get things done.”

"I got to meet so many different people from around the country who had many different experiences than I had. I made friends that I probably would never have made. I see the world now through a much different perspective. I would like to make a difference and be an example to others that you can put your dreams out there and make anything happen.”

Natural Resources Internship Program (Aged 16-25+)

“My time working with RMYC impacted me immensely. Without my experience at RMYC I can honestly say I wouldn't be in a career with land management.”




Mission

MISSION

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps engages young people in the outdoors, empowering them to use their strengths and potential to lead healthy, productive lives. They build resiliency in themselves, communities and ecosystems through teamwork, service and experiential education.

VISION

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps will be the leader in the the Northern and Central Rockies to provide diverse opportunities for young people to participate in outdoor based service and education for their growth, respect and responsibility to self, community and environment. We will do this through strong sustainable collaborations with project, program, and funding partners.

Background Statement

The City of Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Department established Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC) in 1993 in response to a demand from the community for more summer jobs and recreational opportunities for teens and young adults. Rocky Mountain Youth Corps obtained non-profit status from the IRS in October of 1999. Privatization has allowed for more funding opportunities, a larger geographic area from which to recruit youth and projects, and greater capacity for programmatic changes in response to fluctuating demands.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Rocky Mountain Youth Corps

other names

RMYC

Year Established

1999

Tax id (EIN)

84-1483022

Category

Youth Development, Environment, Education

Organization Size

Large Organization

Address

991 Captain Jack Drive
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Service areas

Routt County, CO, US

Phone

970-879-2135

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