Y-Corps is a service-learning program for students who want to make a difference in their communities and around South Carolina and the 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 12 - 19, 2020. 

Participants in the program form a cohort of passionate young people from across the state who have been exposed to a 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.)

2020 Deadlines

Application Deadline: December 21, 2019

If you have any questions or would like more information, contact our program leader Jessica Sharp at jessicasharp@ymcagreenville.org