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Mile High Youth Corps helps youth make a difference in themselves and in their community through meaningful service opportunities and educational experiences. The Corps employs over 200 young adults annually on projects in neighborhoods, public lands, and open spaces throughout Metro Denver and the Southern Front Range of Colorado. We have a 25 year track record of engaging youth in jobs that help the planet and provide pathways to a promising future.

Energy & Water Conservation

This is a year-long program during which Corpsmembers install FREE energy and water efficiency devices in low-income households and nonprofit facilities. The program offers leadership development, a chance to work with a diverse crew, an opportunity to give back to the community and support to Corpsmembers as they work towards the next steps in their careers and education.

Call today to see if you qualify for our FREE Energy & Water services - (720) 974-0500 x521!

Land Conservation - Denver

The Land Conservation Program is the oldest program at MHYC and offers two separate terms: summer (May-August) and fall (August-November). Inspired from the tradition of the 1930’s Civilian Conservation Corps, the Land Conservation Program provides opportunities for young adults ages 18-24 to participate in a variety of crew-based environmental rehabilitation and habitat restoration projects. Learn more about Land Conservation by watching our video - here.

Land Conservation - Southern Front Range

In 2009, Mile High Youth Corps merged with Colorado Legends and Legacies Youth Corps of Colorado Springs, which had been established in 2005. This merger created an MHYC regional office in Colorado Springs and expanded service opportunities to seven additional counties in the Southern Front Range. 

The Land Conservation Program is the oldest program at MHYC and offers two separate terms: summer (May-August) and fall (August-November). Inspired from the tradition of the 1930’s Civilian Conservation Corps, the Land Conservation Program provides opportunities for young adults ages 18-24 to participate in a variety of crew-based environmental rehabilitation and habitat restoration projects.

Land Conservation Leaders (LCL)

The Land Conservation Leaders program is a demanding, team-based, leadership experience providing a service opportunity in environmental stewardship.   Land Conservation Leaders actively participate in and facilitate weekly educational sessions and team building activities, plan and lead service projects, and build leadership skills as they serve as Assistant Crew Leaders and, ultimately, Co-Crew Leaders.