"There's a kid on the street with all the answers. Maybe you've seen him. He lives in a project out in Dorchester. Or over a grocery store in Hyde Park. Maybe he lives with his grandmother in Arlington. It doesn't matter. He's angry. And he's confused. He's had the answers for a long time. Answers from parents. Teachers. Youth Workers. But until now, no one ever bothered to show him the questions." - Anonymous
Our Programs serve youth ages 7-18
YES programs offer year-round, progressive opportunities for participation, apprenticeship and leadership under the close supervision of 150 intensely involved adult volunteers and professional staff. Youth who join YES in order to participate in outdoor adventure programs in the winter or summer often stay with us to pursue more in-depth opportunities like ski team training, volunteering as junior instructors, girls’ leadership, environmental awareness, and job training.
Each program represents the vision of YES: