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.
YES serves and empowers youth and their families while creating a safe and healthy environment. Our vision is to commit to fostering a higher quality of life for youth and families.
YES was founded in 1987 and serves all of the communities and school districts in the Town Of Islip. Programs include tutoring, mentoring, after school programs, drop out and violence prevention programs, work readiness and job placement services, recreation, summer programs, etc. Our Youth Leadership Project is for youth with physical, developmental and sensory disabilities who are matched with peer mentors to help improve their independent living skills, socialization skills, advocacy skills and to ensure successful mainstreaming and inclusion at community and afterschool and weekend events and activities.