Youth Environmental Leaders Corps

Manatee Observation Center

November 27, 2022

Youth Environmental Leaders Corps (Y-ELC)

The ELC is seeking middle and high school students who want to learn from environmental experts and advocate for nature. We are looking for teens who are dedicated to learning, leading, serving and inspiring. 

Become a member of the
Youth Environmental Leaders Corps!

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

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.”

Program Eligibility

In order to qualify for the Y-ELC program, the following requirements must be met: 

  • Be between the ages of 13 and 18

  • Complete a Y-ELC online registration

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


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Want to get started?

Please follow the link below to register.

Upcoming Events

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Benefits of the
Youth Environmental Leaders Corps:

  • The opportunity to utilize their talents while gaining valuable knowledge and experience about the environment.

  • To opportunity participate in corp exclusive activities that may include speakers, educational excursions and events.  

  • The opportunity to build your resume and earn community service hours.

Questions about the Youth Environmental Leaders Corps program, scholarships, or the application process should be directed to the ELC Environmental Education team via e-mail at or by phone at 772-589-5050