Youth and Family Enrichment Services Inc. (YOFES)
A not-for-profit organization incorporated in the state of Massachusetts since 2003.
A FOCUS ON BOSTON’S HAITIAN COMMUNITY
Our mission is to build strong families that can raise healthy children in the face of poverty and social inequities. How? We create interventions that engage community participation in the conception, design, development and implementation of our programs.
YOFES is committed to empowering our economically disadvantaged communities with a range of high-value educational services that strengthen our families.
YOFES works to increase parents’ knowledge and understanding of the different stages of child development and to provide them with the communication and nurturing skills that strengthen family relations.
We foster youth leadership through innovative and diverse programs. Our youth builders afterschool and summer program, peer leadership, health and nutrition education and music programs develop students’ capacities for scholarly, civic and social engagement. Our youth are prepared to be future leaders of their communities.
All Haitian children have access to education, health care, and a safe environment.
Compassion, Communication, Honesty, Trust
Help build strong families that can raise healthy children, even in the context of poverty and social inequity.
Tackling the root Cause of Health and Social Disparities.
Recognize youth as assets, and help them to realize their potential.Create pathways to leadership for youth in all programs.Promote understanding and involvement of parents in all aspects of their children lives.
Provide services that prepare and engage youth as leaders, and increase parental understanding of youth developmental stages in order to increase youth family connectedness.
Promote early literacy. Innovate youth education programs to maximize social outcomes. Open access to culturally appropriate health care and address health and social disparities. Foster youth leadership. Increase parental awareness about children and adolescent development stages and related behavior. Collaborate with stakeholders interested in youth development to maximize benefits of programs
A cultural night under the theme
“Expression of Haitian Culture, Pride & Spirit” at the Strand Theatre on 543 Columbia Road, Dorchester
Special guest: Julio Racine, Haitian Composer, Professor of Flute and Conductor of the Holy Trinity Philharmonic Orchestra (Orchestre Philharmonique Sainte Trinité)