Credit Valley Conservation offers 3 programs for youth in the Credit River watershed. These programs aim to engage youth in real life, hands-on environmental stewardship learning and volunteer opportunities while making a difference in their community:
There are 3 components to the CYC program:
- The CYC Summer Program provides an opportunity for students to earn up to 35 volunteer hours in the summer time while assisting with a variety of environmental restoration and stewardship projects.
- The Branch Out program enhances grade 6-12 science and geography curriculum and raises awareness about local climate change issues. Students are inspired to discover and restore nature in their community and participate in a local stewardship project.
- Frontline is a youth environmental leadership program that operates from September to June. Frontline members, or Frontliners, participate in workshops, job shadowing experiences, and stewardship activities, and gain volunteer hours through their participation. Frontliners act as a liaison between CVC and their school or community groups. We meet approximately once a month, usually on Saturdays.