Youth Enrichment Services

YES Receives Grant from Saucony Run for Good Foundation

Youth Enrichment Services (YES) has been selected to receive a $10,000 grant from Saucony’s Run for Good Foundation.

Funding from Saucony’s Run for Good Foundation will help support YES’s Track & Field program

The Saucony Run For Good Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Saucony, the fitness apparel company primarily geared towards runners. Its charitable focus is likewise focused on running—as a tool for underserved K-12 students to achieve health and wellness. As the foundation states:

“Children today are constantly faced with unhealthy eating options and sedentary lifestyles. Offering programs to teach them healthy habits has never been more important, but often these programs don’t get the funding or support they need. The Saucony Run For Good Foundation aims to change that.”

YES was chosen during a highly competitive review process.  The grant will support YES’s year-round Track & Field Program for Boston youth.  The funding will enable YES to build capacity and serve over 300 children through the Track & Field program.

“The continued support from Saucony’s Run for Good Foundation is truly an honor,” says Bryan Van Dorpe, Executive Director at YES, “We look forward to continuing our collaborative efforts with Saucony to help Boston youth experience the outdoors and develop self-confidence on and off the track.”

YES’s Track & Field Program began in 2009 as a means to introduce urban youth to the principles of track and field and help them develop into active, healthy, and confident young people.  This summer will be its ninth year in operation.  Over 300 children from Dorchester, Roxbury, Mattapan, and surrounding neighborhoods are projected to participate.