Welcome to Youth Encouragement Services

Our mission is to enrich the lives of Nashville’s youth by providing opportunities that encourage them to reach their full potential spiritually, academically, socially, and physically through daily programming in a Christ-centered community.

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Join the teams supporting YES

Connect to one of our fundraisers, or start your own campaign! You can also designate us as the agency with  Amazon Smiles & Kroger accounts.


Become a volunteer

It requires over 600 volunteers to successfully operate our programs each year, and we need you! Use your time to invest in Nashville's future. 


Recent News

Ho Ho Ho!!! Santa came early!

Our 2019 YES Christmas Store was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.!!! Imagine being in a room full of excited volunteers providing a 'Nordstrom' shopping experience for over 150 families. Yep! That's what we were doing last Saturday. Our YES Mothers and Moms from partner agencies came in to shop til they dropped for Christmas gifts for their children. We couldn't do it without help from YOU!! Mark your calendars for 2020 YES Christmas Store - Saturday, December 12th!!


SMILE! Shop Amazon!

Avoid​ those crazy shopping lines and shop online!! When you shop Black Friday deals at smile.amazon.com/ch/62-0570681, AmazonSmile donates to Youth Encouragement Services!

YES, It's Christmas Store Time!
YES, It's Christmas Store Time!

For over 40 years, Youth Encouragement Services has provided new clothing, toys, and meals for our community in need. With your help, over 600 children will receive gifts of love this Holiday!

During the YES Christmas Store, parents from low-income families select new toys and a complete outfit for every child in their family. They also receive a large box of groceries containing a hearty meal and a $20 Wal-Mart gift card!

Become A Volunteer

It takes more than 600 volunteers for us to successfully run our programs each year. We need you!

Join Us