Youth Enrichment Services (YES) is grateful to have had the opportunity to be back in person with Boston youth this summer! Following COVID-19 guidelines from the MA Department of Health allowed Boston youth to have the chance to explore the outdoors and experience new adventures with YES.
This summer, the Track & Field program was extended to four nights per week, Mondays and Thursdays at Moakley Park in South Boston and Tuesdays and Wednesdays at English High in Jamaica Plain. Boston youth ages 6-13 had the opportunity to connect with one another and develop confidence while learning new skills, such as running, throwing, and jumping.
After being virtual last summer, Leadership Corps was able to be back in person this year! YES teens had the opportunity to participate in activities such as rock climbing, kayaking, and biking, as well as grow in their leadership skills through volunteering around Boston, including Magazine Beach and Middlesex Fells. Watch the video below made by YES Teen Staff to see summer at YES with Leadership Corps!
YES continued its Outdoor Adventure Program partnership with community organizations this summer. Every week, youth from the Mildred C. Hailey Apartments, Urban Edge, and Mattapan Food & Fitness Coalition had the opportunity to experience biking with YES. Young people living in YES’s priority neighborhoods, many with limited access to the outdoors learned how to ride, improved their biking skills, and connected with positive adult models.
In the YES Family Adventure outdoor sessions, Boston families got the opportunity to be physically active and explore the outdoors. YES staff led activities including kayaking at Carson Beach in South Boston, biking in Mattapan, hiking in the Blue Hills, and fishing on Boston Harbor.
Thank you to Ginger DeShaney, Chris Hurley, Evan Scales, YES staff, and YES teen staff for taking wonderful pictures of programs all summer long!