The Lake City Community Youth Corps developed out of a need to engage local youth in meaningful service projects. Using the Community Youth Corps as a model, we partnered with the Southwest Conservation Corps to develop a uniquely Lake City experience.

The 2017 program begins in July. Celebrate the program on July 28th at 11 am at the Town Park (Armory if inclement weather). 2017 sponsors include Alpine Village, HInsdale County, Keep in Touch Spa Salon, Lake City DIRT, Lake Fork Community Foundation, Southwest Conservation and Legacy Corps, the Town of Lake City, and additional private donors.

 - Youth must be local
 - Younger age group (11-14), cash award
 - Work must be for the public benefit
 - Work cannot compete with local businesses
Suggest community service projects by calling or emailing our office.

This program relies on public and private financial contributions. Your donation is tax-deductible and an investment in the youth of Lake City.

Youth Corps Documents

Past Funders

Hinsdale County, Town of Lake City, Pioneer Jubilee Women’s Club, BLM – Gunnison Field Office, Lake City Area Recreation Department, Lake Fork Community Foundation, Learn & Serve grant through the National Corporation for Service, Lake City DIRT, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, St. James Episcopal Church, Camp Redcloud, Keep in Touch Salon, and private contributors.

Project Sponsors

BLM – Jim Lovelace and the Recreation/Trail Crew, Ski Hill – Henry Woods and Ben Hake, Trails Commission – John Paulus, Lake City DIRT – Russ Brown, Lake City School, Town of Lake City – Nathan Wuest, Lake City Area Medical Center, Hinsdale County

Additional In-Kind Support

San Juan Soda Company (donated Ice Cream Social), private contributors, Blue Spruce Building Materials (shed space for tools), Hinsdale County (shed space for tools and inexpensive use of senior van), Southwest Conservation Corps (administration), Lake City DIRT (fundraising, administration)

Testimony from a Youth Corp participant:

Dear Supporters,

I would like to thank you for your support during this program. You are helping youth understand the meaning of work ethic, because having your support, all of these kids enjoy learning what it means to have a job. During my years with Youth Corps, I have learned many things, like leadership, team work, and work ethic that will better me in days to come in the working world. I look forward to years to come in working with the Youth Corps.

Sincerely, Zach Guthrie (2007 and 2008 participant)