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

  • Perform at least 20 hours of direct and indirect service in their local communities
  • Practice philanthropy by fundraising for our Scholarship Fund
  • Engage in advocacy on behalf of their Y-Corps teams and the YMCA Movement

The program culminates with a week long service trip. The 2019 service trip will take place from July 13th to July 21st, 2019.

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 state 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 state and beyond.



Other Details

  • This trip will include multiple service projects that require manual labor. All applicants must be willing to participate in all projects. DON'T LET THAT SCARE YOU THOUGH!
  • Students travel by bus to multiple stops along a predetermined route.
  • Students will stay lock-in style in local YMCAs at stops.
  • Maximum 35 students
  • Trip stops will not be revealed to participants prior to the service trip. Participate, don't anticipate! (Route will be shared with participants' parents.)

2019 Deadlines

Application Deadline: December 21, 2018

Service Deadline: June 15, 2019

Fundraising Deadline: June 15, 2019


If you have any questions or would like more information, contact our program leaders: Reagan Thompson, Teen Achievers Program Director, at rthompson@ymcagreenville.org, and Ian Rutledge, SC Youth in Government Program Director, at irutledge@ymcagreenville.org.