Youth Enrichment Services

YES Releases an Oral History of the Past 50 Years

As part of its year-long 50th Anniversary celebration, Youth Enrichment Services (YES) recently released an Oral History to honor the memory of founder, Richard Williams, and accomplishments of the organization over the past 50 years.

The project was led by long-time YES supporter and Board of Trustee member, Joe Hill, with support from Davis Goode, a student at Boston College.  Content for the project was recorded via video and audio interviews as well as historical documents.

A special thank you to those who were interviewed for the project: YES co-founder, Mary Williams; son of YES founder, Mark Williams; YES Executive Director, Bryan Van Dorpe; former YES employee and Board of Directors president, Peter Haffenreffer; YES Advisory Council member, Bernie Weischel; YES Alumni, Eric Carson; YES Alumni, Brian O’Reilly; YES Alumni, John Hoffman; YES Alumni, Jay McCloy; YES Alumni, Constantine Leotsakos; and YES Alumni, Jeremy Walsh.

Click here to download and view a PDF of the full Oral History.