THE RMYC ORGANIZATION
RMYC engages the strength and potential of youth and young adults to make a difference in themselves and their community through meaningful service opportunities, educational experiences, and employment. RMYC strives to meet the needs of the communities and public lands of northwest Colorado by offering a variety of programs and services for youth ages 11-30 years.
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is pleased to share with you our 2021-2025 Strategic Plan. We incorporated feedback from 86 stakeholders including current and alumni board and staff, program and project partners, funders and associates. This plan highlights the priority areas of focus to elevate our competence and efficacy over the next five years. This is a working document that will be updated annually.
Please feel free to contact CEO, Gretchen Van De Carr if you have any questions, comments, concerns, or resources to share as we move forward with these initiatives and improvements.
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps engages young people in the outdoors, inspiring them to use their strengths and potential to lead healthy, productive lives. We teach responsibility for self, community and environment through teamwork, service and experiential education.
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps will be the leader in NW Colorado to provide diverse opportunities for young people to participate in outdoor based service and education for their growth, respect and responsibility to self, community and environment. We will do this through strong sustainable collaborations with project, program, and funding partners and the creation of a youth development center.
Provide opportunities for young people to personally connect to the outdoors.
Provide life skills training through a healthy lifestyles model.
Offer opportunities for academic success in young people.
Provide enhanced employment opportunities through job skills development.
Engage young people in meaningful conservation and service projects.
Forge partnerships with land management agencies, local community services, and non-profit organizations.
Promote a sense of belonging to communities and environments.
Employ a diverse mix of ethnic, economic, and social backgrounds to reflect our service community.
Promote civic and social responsibility.
RMYC engages the strength and potential of youth and young adults to make a difference in themselves and their community through meaningful service opportunities, educational experiences, and group recreational activities. RMYC strives to meet the needs of the communities of northwest Colorado by offering a variety of programs and services for youth ages 11-30 years. RMYC is one of over 100 member corps of The Corps Network, and is one of 8 accredited corps with the Colorado Youth Corps Association.
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC) was established in 1993 by the City of Steamboat Springs in response to a community demand for more youth employment, educational, and recreational opportunities. In 1999, RMYC obtained 501(c)3 status enabling us to serve a greater geographic area to serve youth and accomplish projects, and greater capacity for programmatic expansion in response to fluctuating demands. The basic mission has not changed over time, but has been reinforced and expanded for greater success.
RMYC programs focus on two primary outcomes:
SUCCESSFUL YOUTH and SUSTAINED ENVIRONMENT. RMYC provides life-changing experiences for over 500 youth each year to develop successful, self-sustaining life skills that lead to productive and responsible community members. Our programs provide a progression of civic engagement, employment and education opportunities that lead to successful careers. A participant can begin this journey at age 11, and continue to gain new skills to age 30. We are one of a small minority of corps across the nation that incorporate an intentional education curriculum specifically designed for each age group we serve, focusing on job readiness, resume building, career development, leadership and life-skills, physical fitness, health care, nutrition, environmental education, and civic and social responsibility.