A little bit about us…
Youth Encouragement Services (YES) operates two youth centers that offer educational and recreational programs as alternatives for kids ages 6-18 during after school hours, weekends and summer break. The programs offered by YES effectively keep children living in the inner city off the street, giving them a safe place to go where they can engage in social, educational and cultural activities.
Meet our Staff
Operations Manager & Volunteer Coordinator
Director, McIver Street
Director, Lindsley Ave.
Director, Reading Program
2016 Board of Directors
Mark Willoughby (Hilliard Lyons) - President
Greg Allen (CIGNA) - Vice President
Allison Duke (Lipscomb University) - Past President
Nicole James (Direct General) - Secretary
Mike McFarlin (The M&W Logistics Group) - Treasurer
Tracey Bowden (Cummins), Bob Brewer (Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC), Matt Butler (Bishop Street Advisors), Barry Elkins (Southerland Sleep), Bari Harwell, Joey Harwell (YMCA of Middle TN), Eddie Puckett (HCA), Kelvin Sales (Walmart), Greg Wilder (Southerland Sleep) and Board Interns John Jefferson (Lipscomb Law), Zack Pugh (The M&W Logistics Group) and Jasmine Quattlebaum (Nashville Music City Center)