Youth Job Training Through Water Conservation in Homes Across the Front Range

Mile High Youth Corps’ Energy & Water Conservation program trains young adults, called Corpsmembers, to provide in-home conservation services to income-qualifying households. During home service visits, Corpsmembers conduct an audit to determine ways the resident can improve their energy and water consumption while also coaching them on conservation behavior. Based on the home’s needs, Corpsmembers install energy and water efficiency upgrades that same day. Thanks to CWCB funding, Since September of 2021 Corpsmembers have conducted 387 audits and installed 465 ultra-high efficiency toilets, 176 low-flow showerheads, and 285 faucet aerators. This program not only allows Colorado residents to save money and reduce their water usage, but provides youth with the skills needed to begin careers in conservation.