Youth Enrichment Services (YES) is thrilled to announce it has been awarded $75,000 over three years from Boston Children’s Collaboration for Community Health. YES is one of 12 organizations funded in the Healthy Living category. Funds will be used to support young people served in YES’s year-round sports-based programs and expand partnerships with housing development and community-based organizations. YES encourages youth to explore the outdoors, develop leadership skills, and prepare for college while leading a healthy, active lifestyle.
The grant to YES is part of Boston Children’s Hospital’s total commitment of $53.4 million to support community organizations and agencies in their efforts to improve the health and well-being of children and families in Boston and across Massachusetts. Boston Children’s is distributing these funds as part of an agreement with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Determination of Need Program. This is in addition to the hospital’s ongoing support for programs and partnerships.
“Boston Children’s is dedicated to using its resources and expertise to improve child health outcomes,” says Kevin B. Churchwell, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Children’s Hospital. “Through the Collaboration for Community Health, we are able to deepen our commitment and support community organizations in their efforts to address the social determinants of health and advance community health.”
Please visit childrenshospital.org/funding to learn more about Boston Children’s Collaboration for Community Health.