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In the upcoming five years, YES will focus its strategic efforts around diversity and program enrichment, with the following goals:
Focus on Diversity
Expand diversity of participants at all tiers of programming and reflect the same level of diversity throughout the entire organization including leadership and management.
Ensure more youth have access to an enriched program design that embeds and integrates college, career, and life readiness programming in addition to outdoor adventure/sports.
One programmatic goal YES has set forth for the next five years is to engage more young people in YES’s Tier 2 (Repeat Engagement) programming. Tier 2 programs give young people the opportunity to have multiple outdoor and enrichment experiences with YES. Through Tier 2 programs, YES youth have the opportunity to build relationships and increase their confidence.
Current Tier 2 programs include YETTI (Youth Excel Through Tailored Instruction), Outdoor Adventure week-long sessions, Outdoor Adventure intensives, and the YES Track & Field team.
YES also strives to continue structuring its programming around the following core goals:
Read more about the great achievements YES has accomplished in the last two years in our Fiscal Year Achievement reports: