YOUTH ENRICHMENT STRATEGIES

Rating: 5 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Human Services

Location: 2811 MacDonald Ave Richmond CA 94804 USA

Mission: Youth Enrichment Strategies' mission is to inspire connection and belonging. We do this by sending hundreds of low-income children from Richmond and West Contra Costa County to summer camps annually; by bringing families to Family Camp to experience respite and bonding in nature; and by providing our community with PeaceTalk, non-defensive communication workshops.
Results: Nearly 3,000 children ages 8 - 16 sent to week-long summer camps at little or no cost. Six Family Camps each year provided to children and families of three low-income elementary schools. Over $160,000 in camperships provided to our community in 2008. Annual support from more than 300 individual and major donors and over 15 local Bay Area Foundations. Offices in the middle of Richmond and the heart of the community we serve.
Target demographics: Low income children and families in the Richmond, CA area.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 900+
Programs: YES sends low-income, minority children from West Contra Costa County to 6 different summer camps and brings 100 family participants to each of four family camp weekends a year programmed and run by YES staff. We also provide workshops in our community that offer effective communication techniques and tools to parents and adults.
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EIN 03-0458294
510-232-3032
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Rating: 5 stars  

16 people found this review helpful

I'm impressed!!! Growing up in Richmond and being in a Foster home myself, I understand first hand the importance of connecting and belonging. This non profit sends over 500 hundred youths and families to camp every year. Raising over $190,000.00 in camp scholarships annually. Giving low income youths and families the opportunity to connect with nature, people, and themselves. The impact is magnificently positive, shining new possibilities and opening their minds. The transformation of so many of the youths has been incredible. This non profit also has a program called "Peacetalk". They go into schools and give youths and adults communication tools that ables them to express, debate and resolve conflicts in a non violent, peaceful fashion. Please tell everyone you know about this organization. Look them up and please contribute. YES is making a difference!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

youths and families. Bringing them together and giving the children a new perspective on life.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The feeling I get seeing the kids come out of their place of fear and start to trust.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

generous and kind. They sincerely love their community.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make Richmond a place of peace.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-1-01

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