Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
The mission of Youth Encouragement Services is to enrich the lives of at-risk youth by encouraging them to realize their full potential spiritually, physically, mentally, and socially.
The sole purpose of Youth Encouragement Services is to provide for the needs of underprivileged children living in inner-city Nashville. Our programs are offered after school, on weekends, and all day during the summer. The YES organized programs give children a safe place to play, relax, do schoolwork, participate in sports, develop relational skills and learn moral values. Services currently provided to YES children include the following: tutoring, computer classes, job skills training, after school and summer programs, Back-to-School Store, Christmas Store, basketball league, summer camp, Honor Roll trip, college scholarships, field trips, and other cultural and recreational activities. Volunteers are needed to spend time with our children and serve as positive influences in their lives.