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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.


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Hi! My name is LaShonda. I am in the 8th grade, and I like to hang out with my friends.

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Save the Date - YES Annual Dinner & Silent Auction

Mark Your Calendar for the YES Annual Dinner & Auction! For several years, the YES Annual Dinner has provided something original—not…

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May 032017

2017 - The BIG Payback

Join the movement for the BIG Payback TODAY! Your donation helps send inner-city children to summer camp, provides them with meals…

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2017 Golf Challenge

Our 2017 YES Golf Challenge will be held at Nashville Golf and Athletic Club on Monday, June 19th with Shotgun Start at 12:30. Each…

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