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

[Updated 7/6/20 at 4:30 pm]

Youth Enrichment Services

The YES Formula for Success

Our goal is to provide Boston’s youth with year-round outdoor enrichment and leadership programs. YES’s mission is to inspire and challenge youth with physical and mental activities that foster life-long respect for self, others, and the environment.

In order to deepen the impact of these programs, YES has established three tiers of programming. As YES youth move through each tier, they gain new experiences, gain confidence and build leadership skills. When YES youth complete Tier 3 programming, they are better equipped for success in school, work, and life.

Watch the video below to learn about how YES introduces youth to new outdoor and enrichment experiences, helps them to gain confidence, and creates pathways to leadership:

TIER 1- EXPERIENCE: Introductory Experiences & Activities- youth gain new experiences they would not have the opportunity to otherwise

YES Programs: Operation SnowSports and Outdoor Adventure one day adventures.

TIER 2- GAIN CONFIDENCE: Youth gain confidence through repetitive activities over the course of a season

YES Programs:  YETTI (Youth Excel Through Tailored Instruction) Ski and Snowboard program, Cross Country ski programOutdoor Adventure week-long sessions, YES Track and Field seasonal programs.

TIER 3- CREATE PATHWAYS TO LEADERSHIP: Youth build leadership skills through high-impact programming

YES Programs: YES Academy programs including: Career Exploration, College Preparation,  Leadership Corps Program.