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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

Interested in replacing your outdated and resource guzzling lightbulbs, toilets, showerheads, thermostats and more for FREE? Mile High Youth Corps installs energy and water savings measures to help nonprofit groups, faith based organizations and low-income residents save money on their energy and water bills, and save valuable natural resources. Call (720) 222-2219 to schedule an appointment today.

The Energy & Water Conservation program partners with Denver Water, Xcel Energy, Aurora Water, Colorado Energy Office, City and County of Denver, Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), Energy Resource Center, and Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships (DOSP) to provide FREE services to residents in the Denver metropolitan area. 

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Our services may include installations of the following items:

  • Ultra High-Efficiency Toilets (UHETs)
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • LED Lightbulbs
  • High Efficiency Showerheads and Sink Aerators

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Apply for Low-Income Energy Assistant Program (LEAP) 

LEAP is a federally funded program and is only active from November 1 to April 30 each year.  

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 with the opportunity for future placement as Co-Crew Leaders.