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"ELC is truly an amazing place to build your knowledge of the environment, learn how to teach others about the Indian River Lagoon ecosystem, and form lasting friendships with other teens."


  • ​Opportunities to utilize talents while gaining valuable knowledge and experience.

  • Opportunities to participate in Y-ELC exclusive activities and events.   

  • Opportunities to build a professional resume and earn community service hours.

Program Eligibility

  • Grades 6-12

  • Complete a Y-ELC online registration

  • Open Membership - Participate in one or any number of sessions

This is a FREE program funded by the Indian River Community Foundation. Questions about the Youth Environmental Leaders Corps program or application process should be directed to the ELC Environmental Education team via e-mail at or by phone at 772-589-5050

Upcoming Y-ELC Events

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In the words of Jane Goodall: “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

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