For 25 years, MCC has helped young people thrive. We've nurtured their passion, helped them realize their potential, and inspired them to shape the world in which we live.

That's because we believe in the power of young people to make a difference. So much so that to celebrate our birthday, we've committed to doubling the number of young people we serve from 500 to 1,000 by 2020. 

It's more important than ever that young people believe in themselves. And they should! Just look at all they have achieved by working together. Since 1991, thousands of young people from across the nation have come together to:
  • Serve 3.8 million hours (that's 433 years!)
  • Plant 1.3 million trees and plants (that's enough to absorb more than 62 million pounds of carbon dioxide per year!)
  • Construct & maintain 16,000 miles of trail (that's more than 5 trips across the United States from the eastern seaboard to the western coast!)
With your support, we know that our next 25 years will be as successful as our first.
"Good habits formed at youth make all the difference." -Aristotle
Now Enrolling for Youth Programs!
Our youth programs put our youngest members on the trails. Each year we enroll hundreds of local school-aged youth in a variety of outdoor programs, and at no cost!

Our goal? That each participant will leave MCC with an appreciation for volunteer service and civic responsibility, the tools to be a capable leader, and the knowledge to be a steward of our public lands.

This year, we are excited to enroll more youth (276 to be exact!) than ever before, giving more kids the chance to make a difference. These programs fill quickly (did we mention our youth programs are free of charge?!) - apply soon!

Expedition Program for 14 to 17 year olds

Middle School Expedition Program for 12 to 14 year olds
Shop 'Til You Drop
MCC schwag is coveted by many but owned by few... that is until now! In celebration of 25 years, we are excited to launch a long awaited MCC store! From sweatshirts to tote bags, there's something for everyone.  Impress all of your friends with some cool new gear, and stock up on gifts for friends and family. You'll never have to wonder what to get grandma for Christmas again! 

WANTED: MCC Crew Members
Did you know that over 50% of our Corps is comprised of Crew Members? This position has been around since day one and is an integral part of MCC! 

The Crew Member position is a great way to break into the conservation field and gain hands-on skills (not to mention personal growth, incredible friends, and some serious bragging rights). We're enrolling for the 2017 season so please spread the word! 

Does This Photo Make My Hard Hat Look Big?
When you serve with MCC, sometimes you'll be swinging a pulaski, sometimes you'll be felling a tree, and other times you'll be starring in a movie. 

We've been spending a lot of time in front of the camera the past few months, giving our corps members the opportunity to polish their acting skills. In the fall, Montana State Fund featured MCC in a video highlighting young worker safety.  

This winter, MCC was highlighted in a National Wildlife Federation video exploring the importance of connecting youth and the outdoors through the lens of sage-grouse conservation efforts. 

And to top it all off, we made the cover of Blue Cross Blue Shield's annual publication, " Montana Blue!"

The MCC star is on the rise, but don't worry, it hasn't gone to our heads....yet.
Bigger & Better
MCC has big dreams. We've set out to double (yes double!) in size in the next few years. But our goal is about more than expanding. It's about engaging a far broader community of people in fulfilling our mission and offering our programs to a more diverse constituency of young people. 

It's important that our participants represent the rich tapestry of our communities. Did you know that Native Americans comprise nearly 7% of Montana's population. Or that veterans comprise roughly 10% of the state's population? Our Corps is constantly working to reflect this. We provide unique opportunities for Native American youth and young adults through programs like our  Grand Teton Expedition and our  Hardin Middle School Expedition, and positions like  Browning Crew MemberFort Belknap Conservation Intern, and  Bighorn Canyon Conservation Intern. Likewise, our  Veterans Green Corps offers veterans a new way to serve. Be sure to check out these opportunities!