YCC memebers built this fence at the Aztec National Monument Corps members from the City of Santa Fe YCC crew help with a controlled burn Harwood Art Center YCC crew create and install a tile mosaic at the Albuquerque Convention Center.

New Mexico Youth Conservation Corps


Welcome to the New Mexico Youth Conservation Corps website. Through this site, we hope to provide you with information about our program and how New Mexico's communities are benefiting by putting our youth to work. The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) was created in 1992 to provide a process to employ the youth in public projects. Participants learn employment skills, work ethics, as well as self-discipline and self-esteem.

Wendy Kent, Executive Director                        811 St. Michaels Dr., Suite 104                       Santa Fe, NM 87505


Promote the education, success and well-being of the youth of New Mexico through the conservation and enhancement of the state's natural resources and lasting community benefits.


A New Mexico where Youth Conservation Corps members contribute to the quality of life of all New Mexicans.


Together we strive for…

  • Healthy natural resources and lasting community benefits
  • Instilling values of hard work and accomplishments
  • Promotion of education and training


We strive to be...

  • Responsible stewards of the state's resources
  • Positive role models for New Mexico's youth

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