Youth and Family Enrichment Services Inc. (YoFES) is in the business of changing and shaping lives. We make sure our partners are empowered by creating opportunities for individuals and communities.
OAMEC Music Program
The OAMEC Program provides the opportunity for a regular practice of musical self expression, giving our youth gifts of dedication and self confidence. Through regular private group and orchestra rehearsals with professional musicians, our youth develop their musical skills. By the end of the year we see them bring what they learn from the rehearsal rooms to their daily lives. You listen to our past performances through our media page!
YoFES After School Program
The After school Program provides the educational support which is missing, and necessary for kids children to succeed in finding their place in the world. Our support includes improving literacy, working to improve grades, leadership, and employment for the youth. They also learn the importance of self-care through nutrition, and a sense of pride in their heritage.
Our summer program is an opportunity for kids/children or our youth to focus on doing more of the things they love, with a professional direction and supervision. This gives the youth a chance to learn new skills and discover new talents through recreational and creative activities. We offer both academic and enrichment programs during the course of the day to give the youth the best of both worlds. By the end of the program they will showcase their creative skills to close and be refreshed academically for the upcoming school year.
Youth and Family Enrichment Services, Inc. hosted its fifth annual cultural celebration event, YoFestival 2016, on May 22, 2016 at the Roxbury Community College. This festival aims to showcase artistic talents of young and promising artist while presenting an award to a well-established Haitian Artist in the community. Using the theme “Expression of Haitian Culture, Pride & Spirit”, the talent competition was divided into 3 categories: Singing, Creative Writing, and Musical Instruments.
Programming and community engagement are at the core of our strategy. We invest heavily in supporting the development of integrated solutions and delivering reliable tools to those who need them most. Discover more about our innovative campaigns below and get in touch to stay up to date regarding our latest efforts.
Tackling the Issue
YoFES has been in the forefront of offering evidence based model and best practice interventions to adolescents and young adults living in Metro Boston who may be at risk for STIs and HIV risk transmission and acquisition. YoFES, through its Boston Public Health Commission funded P & E program, conducts STIs and HIV/AIDS training for Haitian youth, particularly newcomer Haitian immigrants between the ages of 15 to 25, throughout the year. YoFES’s Enhanced Project SMART curriculum includes the following key components for our target group: Screening and risk assessments, behavioral skills practice; group discussions and lectures, and safer sex negotiation and communication skills. We trained more than 240 young Haitian Americans this past year.
Education & Outreach
Making a Difference
We see every challenge as an opportunity, and this initiative helps us ensure that our partners are better prepared to manage the unique situations they find themselves in. We are invested in an innovative approach that empowers our community and delivers the support they need, when they need it.
Doing What’s Needed
Through our Community Development, we have the potential to make a real and positive change in the community. This is one of our key areas of focus here at Youth and Family Enrichment Services Inc. (YoFES), and a source of much success for our Nonprofit Organization. Get in touch with us today and see how you can lend a helping hand with this program.
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