YOUTH EMPOWERMENT SERVICES wrote -
Youth Empowerment Services (YES) was founded in 2003 and has been changing lives in New Brunswick's under-served First Ward -- all done on a shoestring budget.
Despite modest finances, YES serves over 250 youth and adults each year and has given thousands of individuals the safe space, educational resources and role models they need to take charge of their future. We've seen young people transform from failing students to college graduates, emotionally troubled to healthy and engaged, and go from residents of one of New Jersey's poorest communities to the residential halls of an Ivy League University. The Mayor of New Brunswick has even credited YES for the lower crime rates in the community. These are accomplishments we're proud of...
But we need your help to continue our work!
In over a decade, we've started and expanded life-changing programs. We saw need gaps and found ways to fill them by extending and strategically employing our volunteer, monetary and relationship resources. With the launch of this ambitious Crowdrise campaign, we hope to stabilize our finances so that we can reinforce our infrastructure to support our growing vision.
Your generous donation today will ensure that we can provide the following programs and services:
• Community After School Tutoring (CAST)
• X-Cite Nite • Mentoring
• Oasis Summer Camp
• Adult resources, seminars and programs
• Student Arts for Life Transformation (SALT)
Our goal is to raise $25,000 in the next month! Whether it's $25 or $500, please make a donation today and help us reach our goal!