A little bit about us…
Youth Encouragement Services (YES) operates three 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
Director, Lindsley Ave.
Director, St. Luke’s
Director, McIver Street
2013 Board of Directors
Greg Wilder (MRA) - President
Allison Duke (Lipscomb University) - Vice President
Robert Brewer (Bass, Berry & Sims, PLC) - Secretary
Matt Butler (Bishop Street Advisors) - Treasurer
Barry Elkins (HeavenIsBetter.com) - Past President
Greg Allen (HealthSpring of Tennessee), Rick Betts (Betts & Rubio, PLLC), K. Danielle Edwards (Corrections Corporation of America), Bard Ferguson (Renasant Bank), Dr. Bennie Harris (Lipscomb University), Bari Harwell, Joey Harwell (ETC Management, LLC), Nicole James (Direct General Group of Companies), Frank Stevenson (Drexel Preparatory Academy), Jeff Whitehorn (Summit Medical Center)
Community Representatives: Cindy Betts (Woodbine Church Family Representative), Sandra Collins (Wayne Reed Christian Childcare Center Representative)