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 yeskids.org/coronavirus.
YES engages Strategic Partners during the school year in a weekly or bi-weekly program model in Fall, Winter and Spring seasons from September to June . The program recruits 9-10 youth from a middle or high school and one teacher or administrator chaperone to participate in adventure programming during a ~3 hour block of the school day or after school.
The following are program goals for youth:
build confidence by gaining sport-specific skills while participating in activities such as rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, downhill skiing/snowboarding and cross-country skiing with professional instructors
experience new places and activities that are not readily available to most Boston youth
become a strong steward for natural places in and around Boston neighborhoods
seek deeper involvement in YES programs like YES Academy
For more information, contact YES Community Outreach Coordinator at [email protected].