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
TIER 2- GAIN CONFIDENCE: Youth gain confidence through repetitive activities over the course of a season
TIER 3- CREATE PATHWAYS TO LEADERSHIP: Youth build leadership skills through high-impact programming