Colorado Legends and Legacies Youth Corps (CLLYC) provides a crew-based employment and training program for young people to help them develop work and life skills through conservation and environmental stewardship projects on public lands along the southern Front Range of Colorado. CLLYC is a program for youth, ages 16-24. Based on the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930’s New Deal days, Youth Corps members work on labor-intensive projects such as wildfire fuel reduction, fencing, noxious plant mitigation, park development, and trail building and maintenance, in both urban and rural areas. Our youth corps program also incorporates environmental education, job-readiness training, and life skills education.
The organization is founded on three principles:
1.Improve employment and development opportunities for young people.
2.Engender an appreciation and respect for science and the environment through education and experiential learning.
3.Enhance and improve the natural environment through conservation and stewardship of public lands.
CLLYC effectively respond to two sets of urgent needs: those of youth who seek an entry-level, outdoor work experience, education, life skills training and personal guidance; and those of municipalities and public land managers in need of a labor force to complete backlogged and labor-intensive conservation and stewardship projects.
We offer a variety of crew types; camping, day, energy assistance, and sawyer. We also offer AmeriCorps education awards and an AmeriCorps leadership crew leader develpoment program.