Youth Enrichment Services

YES Receives Grant from Share Winter Foundation

Youth Enrichment Services (YES) recently received two grants from the Share Winter Foundation (formerly known as the National Winter Sports Education Foundation) for a total of $17,500. The grants are being awarded to the Cross-Country Ski and YETTI (Youth Excel Through Tailored Instruction) programs. Both programs operate within YES’s Operation SnowSports program.

The YES Cross-Country Ski Program serves low-and-moderate income Boston youth ages 9-12.  The program introduces youth to the sport of cross country skiing while building their strength and stamina through a progressively challenging youth development curriculum. The six-week program takes place at Weston Ski Track in Weston, MA.  The Share Winter grant will enable an estimated 40 young people to participate in the Cross Country Ski Program this winter.

The YETTI (Youth Excel Through Tailored Instruction) Program serves low-and-moderate-income Boston youth ages 7-12.  The program gives youth the opportunity to develop and deepen their downhill skiing and snowboarding skills while growing in strength and stamina by engaging in four on-the-snow sessions throughout the season. In the YETTI program, youth have the same volunteer instructor and learn with the same classmates which allows them to build positive relationships with their volunteer instructor and develop friendships with peers learning at the same ability level. The Share Winter grant will help support an estimated 150 young people to participate in the program this winter.

About the Share Winter Foundation: As a grantmaking organization, Share Winter is working to improve the lives, health, and fitness of youth through winter sports. The foundation works closely with organizations across the country to build efficient, effective, and sustainable winter sports programs. Learn more at www.sharewinterfoundation.org.