Member services are designed to...

  • Increase youth participation in quality activities that encourage healthy, active lifestyles through nutrition and exercise programs, healthy meals, and community gardens.


  • Promote knowledge about healthy lifestyle choices and help youth develop healthy, long-term habits and attitudes to prevent opioid and other substance use.


  • Support military/veteran families and help them connect to local services.


  • Develop volunteer, program, and financial resources for innovative and effective youth programs.


  • Bolster success in school, provide job readiness skills, and support youth struggling with substances or bullying.


  • Help youth increase their belief that they can make a positive difference in the future of their communities.


  • Help members gain professional skills and experience to support them in service and in their careers afterward; promote lifelong active civic engagement.

The Vermont Youth Development Corps AmeriCorps Program (VYDC) fosters community support for prevention and intervention programs providing opportunities for youth to build developmental assets and the resilience to thrive, avoid opioid and other substance use, and ultimately become healthy, engaged citizens.  


Through their efforts, VYDC members create, implement, and promote results-driven youth initiatives, and in a typical day, members might:


  • Introduce youth to food systems through gardening, cooking, or nutrition classes

  •  Support youth in exploring the outdoors or playing sports

  •  Use robotics to build interest in science & technology

  •  Champion education through teaching, tutoring, or mentoring

  •  Counsel youth & provide safe spaces 

  •  Connect youth in military families to services

  •  Oversee social media & community outreach

  • Manage volunteers and seek resources to sustain programs

What members do...

​​Call us:


​Find us: 

c/o Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club

P.O. Box 627/38 Elm Street

Montpelier, VT 05601-0627

The Vermont Youth Development Corps AmeriCorps State Program (VYDC) and the Vermont Youth Tomorrow AmeriCorps VISTA Program (VYT) are programs of the Washington County Youth Service Bureau/Boys & Girls Club and receive funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service.