BENEFITING: Youth Enrichment Services, Inc.
ORGANIZER: Youth Enrichment Services, Inc.
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! On April 20 I will run my first marathon in support of Youth Enrichment Services (YES). I feel honored to be part of the YES team and the 119th Boston Marathon.
YES is a non-profit organization that has been serving youth since 1968 with outdoor, sports-based, and leadership development programs. YES serves over 1,600 youth annually through its three signature programs: Operation SnowSports, Outdoor Adventure, and the YES Academy.
The mission of Youth Enrichment Services (YES) is to inspire and challenge youth with physical and mental activities that foster life-long respect for self, others, and the environment. YES accomplishes this through three tiers of programming which give youth new experiences, help youth gain confidence and leadership skills. YES aims to serve Boston-area youth, with a focus on the underserved neighborhoods of Mattapan, Roxbury and Dorchester. To learn more about YES, visit www.yeskids.org.
Team YES is running the 2015 Boston Marathon to raise funds to support YES's mission. All funds raised will be used to fund and expand after-school and outdoor programs for the Boston youth who need it most.
In my previous volunteer and work experience, I met children that never had the chance to explore beyond their own neighborhood or had outlets that let them challenge both their mind and body. When I was twenty, I used all of my savings to go on an Outward Bound trip where we tested both our mental and physical endurance, had leadership opportunities and learned to persevere until the task was completed. These life-skills are invaluable and that's why I support YES's mission to bring these opportunities to kids in Boston.
My experience gave me the confidence to take on challenges like running the Boston Marathon. The experiences that YES provides will give kids the confidence they need to take on their challenges, whatever they may be.
Please support the YES mission by donating. Any and all donations are helpful. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Be sure to see if your company will match donations. Many of them do!
All in for Boston! All in for YES!