YES is offering modified summer programming for youth during July and August 2020.  Social distancing, hygiene, cleaning, and health testing protocols will be followed per Massachusetts Department of Public Health guidelines. Read all of YES’s updates and notices regarding COVID-19 at

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August 2020

Martin Richard Mile – Postponed

August 13
4:30 pm
- 8:00 pm

A Message regarding the 2020 Martin Richard Memorial 1 Mile Invitational scheduled for August 13: Based on the state guidelines and the number and types of activities/competitions that take place for runners/walkers/rollers, spectators, volunteers, and supporters, we feel it is in the best interest of everyone's safety to postpone the event until 2021. We look forward to continuing to celebrate Martin's life and legacy on Thursday, August 12, 2021!

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Boston Waterfront Virtual 5K

August 29
12:00 am

Join Youth Enrichment Services (YES) on Saturday, August 29 for the Boston Waterfront Virtual 5K. Run, walk and get the whole family involved. Youth (ages 12 and under) participate for FREE! This annual event is hosted by YES partner, The McCourt Foundation, and raises funds for health and wellness organizations throughout Boston. 100% of funds raised by Team YES for the Waterfront 5K will directly benefit YES youth programs! Run or walk virtually with the team any time on August…

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September 2020

Virtual Road to Wellness 5K Walk/Run

September 12

YES families and youth are invited to participate for FREE in the virtual Road to Wellness 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, September 12. This virtual event is aimed at inspiring mind, body and spiritual health through fitness and exercise while embracing Roxbury’s rich history, diverse culture, and strong sense of community.  Registration is FREE for all ages.  Click here to register online. YES is proud to be a returning sponsor of this meaningful community event.  Check out the virtual Event & Sponsor Pavilion here. Please…

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October 2020

10th Annual Black Diamond Gala

October 5
5:30 pm
- 9:00 pm
Seaport Hotel, One Seaport Lane
Boston, 02210
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In light of COVID-19, the 10th Annual Black Diamond Gala to benefit Youth Enrichment Services (YES) has been rescheduled to Monday, October 5, 2020 at the Seaport Hotel in Boston. The event includes fantastic silent and live auctions, pre and post receptions, and a special seated presentation.  The night promises to be an evening of fun and inspiration offering something for everyone! Brian Lash will be receiving the 2020 YES Achievement Award at the event. As an avid skier and…

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