Youth Enrichment Services (YES) recently received three years of funding from Boston Children’s Collaboration for Community Health. The grant is part of Boston Children’s Hospital’s total commitment of $53.4 million to support community organizations and agencies in their efforts to improve the health and well-being of children and families in Boston and across Massachusetts. Over the next 10 years, Boston Children’s Hospital will distribute these funds as part of an agreement with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Determination of Need Program.
YES was one of 10 organizations funded in the Community Physical Activity, and Recreation grant category. Funds will be used to support young people served in the Outdoor Adventure and Operation SnowSports programs. In these unique sports-based youth development programs, YES encourages youth to explore the outdoors, develop leadership skills, and prepare for college while leading a healthy, active lifestyle. Read more about this transformational funding initiative here.