Youth Enrichment Services (YES) is a unique and well-established youth development organization that introduces Boston kids and teens to the great outdoors through skiing, snowboarding, biking, hiking, rock climbing, track and field, surfing and other sports. Our Operation SnowSports and Outdoor Adventure programs instill positive values, help kids develop a healthy lifestyle, and teach teamwork. YES also runs the YES Academy which provides year-round opportunities for youth to learn the critical skills needed to be successful in college, work, and life. YES has been providing youth development, leadership, and enrichment programs for the past 46 years and has served over 100,000 Boston kids!
YES’s mission is to inspire and challenge youth with physical and mental activities that foster life-long respect for self, others, and the environment. YES accomplishes its mission through a three tier YES Formula for Success approach.
The Tier One level of YES programming include Operation Snowsports and Outdoor Adventure day trips, which open doors for youth through new experiences.
The Tier Two level of programming includes the Operation Snowsports YETTI (Youth Excel through Tailored Instruction) Program, Outdoor Adventure week-long sessions and the YES Track and Field team. Through repeated activities, youth gain confidence in this tier.
Lastly, in Tier Three Programming, youth participate in the high-impact YES Academy programs and gain leadership skills. YES Academy programs include the Junior Volunteer, Career Exploration, College Preparation and Girls Outdoor Adventure Leaders programs.
After taking part in all tiers of YES programming, youth will be better prepared for success in college, work and life.