We're staying online for Fall 2020!
Our latest update:
There's no other way to say this - It's been a tough few months for the Greater Boston Area and beyond. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought uncertainty, instability, and loss at every turn. Back in March, few of us could anticipate that we'd still be social distancing, wearing masks, and holding school online for fall semester. As much as we desperately miss holding our programs in person, in order to ensure the continued health and safety of our patrons, Youth and Family Enrichment Services will continue to conduct services virtually until January 2021 at the earliest. Our office will remain closed to the public and is accessible by appointment only.
Fortunately, YoFES has been able to continue to provide high quality music and arts programming during these difficult times. In the spring, we partnered with New England Conservatory's office of Community Performances and Partnerships (CPP) to provide FREE private music lessons to all of our OAMEC students! This summer, YoFES held our first ever virtual Youth Builders Summer Camp. For five fun filled weeks, students and teachers met on Zoom to explore exciting topics like dance, singing, improv, theatre, rhythmic expression, and even ancient Egypt! Now that we've reached the fall season, we're excited to continue to provide engaging, affordable musical education for young people through OAMEC, specialized tutoring and homework help through the Youth Builders After-School Program, and support for Haitian Creole speaking families in navigating the BPS school system and other public services through our brand new program Parent University. It's going to be a great year!
From all of us here at YoFES, thank you for your continued support of our mission. While our doors may be remaining physically closed, we are always with you in spirit and on Zoom! If you need support, please feel free to reach out anytime to a staff member by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay strong, stay healthy, and remember to visit our COVID-19 Resources page for tips on how to get through this difficult time.
In solidarity and appreciation,
Youth and Family Enrichment Services staff, board, and faculty
Youth and Family Enrichment Services Inc. (YoFES)
Here at Youth and Family Enrichment Services Inc. (YOFES), we see the value in everyone. We want to be a spark positive change, through support, empowerment, and progress. Learn more about our mission, our vision, and how we go about making the changes we want to see.
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Now more than ever, we're grateful for our community partners.
Thank you to New England Conservatory's office of Community Performances & Partnerships for featuring YoFES in their July newsletter!
NEC's office of Community Performances and Partnerships (CPP) is a longtime partner and friend of our organization. This past spring after our offices first closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CPP teamed up with YoFES to provide almost 3 months of FREE virtual music programming to our students. This partnership was instrumental in allowing YoFES to continue to provide top notch, vital music instruction that kept curiosity and joy alive while our community dealt with unprecedented threats to our health, financial security, and survival. CPP keeps on giving - because of them, we've been connected with many amazing NEC teaching artists. We've even been able to add four of these individuals to our permanent staff! Tanya, Grace, and everyone else at CPP: thank you so much for all of your support this year, in years past, and in years to come. YoFES loves you!
Youth and Family Enrichment Services (YoFES)
1234 Hyde Park Ave, Suite 104
Hyde Park, MA 02136
Office: (617) 364-0370
Due to continued public safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, our office is closed until further notice. All programming and business will be conducted online. In person meetings may be conducted on a case-by-case basis and are strictly limited to appointments only. If you are visiting the office in person, please be prepared to abide by all hygiene and social distancing policies set forth by YoFES staff.