Join YES as we share the heart of our mission, why this ministry is still needed after 64 years, and how we're adapting to sew faith, hope, and love throughout South Nashville!
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.
Sponsor a child, event, or program
Every $1.60 covers 1 child for 1 day.
Each contribution counts!
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.
"Youth Encouragement Services is a great foundation for children to build character and a strong relationship with God."
Cheyenne - 10th Grader
"My children love YES so much they beg me to take them early and let them stay late."
Michael - Parent
"I think what YES is doing is great. I really enjoy working with the kids and spending time with them. I feel like I actually make the kids happy here!"
Sara - Volunteer
YES thanks all of you-individuals, churches, businesses, and foundations-who have invested in our mission. We're excited to announce that we met our $50k goal for the emergency food program. We're committed to continuing it as long as possible, but we need more resources to continue it beyond the initial 6-week projection.