Service and servant leadership propel the mission of the Youth Energy Squad; we thrive on the dedication of our AmeriCorps service members
As a member of the AmeriCorps Service Network, YES receives grant funding to support ten AmeriCorps Green School Coordinators for a 12-month, immersive service experience. Through their service, AmeriCorps members gain real-world leadership and facilitation training, networking opportunities and professional development -- in addition to receiving a modest living stipend, health coverage, and an education award at the conclusion of their service term.
While the tangible benefits of being an AmeriCorps member can be distilled into the above points, our Green School Coordinators will tell you that serving specifically with YES brings about invaluable intangible benefits. Serving in Detroit Public Schools and as crucial members of EcoWorks as a whole, YES Coordinators become fully engaged in Detroit’s education and nonprofit communities. The vibrant team dynamic of YES also deepens our member’s sense of community, and galvanizes the desire to serve it.
AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service. Programs of the CNCS include AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund, and
United We Serve.
Since 1994, more than 980,000 Americans have provided more than 1.3 billion hours of service to their communities and country through AmeriCorps programs.
For more information, visit NationalService.gov.