The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about 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.