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
So what do you get when you mix the group of amazing Delta Omega Social Club students at Lipscomb University and live music, food, games, and dancing.... yep, a Full Moon Festival!! (That's what you were thinking, right?!?!)
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!!