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YEP values relationships. Relationships with its partners and students. We believe our curriculum and program is the most effective and impactful when we work with students multiple times over multiple years. Although we occasionally run one-time programs with groups, we prioritize repeat engagements with our students, where we can spend time to get to know students and build off previous knowledge through a learner's journey, and develop meaningful relationships.

  • Structured partnership agreements enable us to provide quality progressive programming, and establish strong relationships with students and schools.
  • To become a program partner we ask schools to commit to 3 or more program days for their students throughout the school year.  Repeat programming can be structured to serve the same group of students multiple times or to serve multiple grade levels annually.
  • Based on your needs and interests we will work together with you to determine a course progression and custom partnership agreement for your school. 


Advantages of partnering with YEP

  • Secure your first choice dates and classes
  • Secure fixed pricing
  • Eligibility for grant funding
  • Eligibly for custom curriculum
  • Progressive curriculum tailored to your students


“Since the 2017-2018 school year we have chosen CMC's YEP programs for our scholars. CMC's youth education programs provide our scholars the chance to engage with nature in a way they rarely have the chance to. Students in the past have loved the geology and leadership hikes, classroom watershed presentation, and rock climbing. Many come away from these trips asking if we will go hiking again.

CMC's programs get scholars excited about being in nature and being active. Additionally, CMC is very intentional about making programs engaging, hands-on, and interactive for scholars, which is why scholars come away feeling inspired and with curiosity sparked. All of the CMC staff with whom we have worked have always been highly prepared and welcomed all scholars into activities and discussions, gauging their background knowledge and adjusting questions and activities as needed....We highly value the work CMC does of providing truly educational experiences for scholars. Everything has always been so thought-out, planned, and organized.”

- Rebecca Gluckstein, Strive PREP Ruby Hill Partner



Partnership Guidelines

School/Group Partner Commitment

  • Registration for a minimum of three class dates for your students over the school year within our registration timeframe policies (see below)
  • A commitment to be involved in pre-program planning and post program evaluation
  • Submission of photos, testimonials, and quotes for grant reporting and applications.
  • Including YEP’s promotional material in your school’s outlets to parents such as take home flyers and newsletters
  • Chaperones/staff to assist with transitions and behavior management during each program

Youth Education Program Commitment

  • Priority to school/group partners on program dates and preferred schedules
  • Priority to school/group partners on scholarship funding
  • Option to apply for grants specific to your school/group and partnership project(s) with YEP
  • Option for custom programming
  • Progressive curriculum tailored to your students
  • Qualified and experienced staff delivering high quality instruction


Questions? Contact our Youth Education Program Director, Stacey Halvorsen.