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Youth Encouragement Services (YES) strives to enrich the lives of children in inner city Nashville by encouraging them to reach their full potential. Through daily programs such as tutoring, summer camp, a basketball league, job skills training, and other recreational and cultural activities, low-income children are given a positive alternative to the streets and opportunities for a bright future.


Meet Mikey

What’s Up! I’m Mikey from the block! I love walking down to the Hobby Shop and playing with my friends.

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April 142015

Heroes for Heroes

Every child needs a Hero…and we’ve got lots of them! Heroes for Heroes is a mentorship program founded by Everyday Heroes which…

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February 102015

YES 210

What is YES 210? 210 children need a sponsor in our after-school program this fall. We are asking you to give the future to a child…

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January 142015

Basketball League is Here!

Happy New Year! 2015 is off to a great start, and our Basketball League begins this Saturday! The YES basketball program engages children…

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