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May 2011 YP Connections: Non-Profit Profile

Youth Emergency Services

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Youth Emergency Services

Contact: SARAH KENT
SKENT@YESOMAHA.ORG
 

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW: The mission of Youth Emergency Services is to serve homeless and at-risk youth by providing critically needed resources which empower them to become self-sufficient. YES runs an Emergency Shelter, Street Outreach Program, Maternity Group Home and Transitional Living Program. There are numerous ways for individuals and groups to volunteer for YES. The organization is also always seeking board members who: focus on the Vision, Mission and Goals of YES within their work; participate as a team member to advance the organizationa’s strategic plan by assuming governance and fiduciary responsibilities; attend and actively promote all YES fundraising events and functions; contribute time, professional talents, energy and resources to the mission of YES; serve at least one full two-year term; and assess the performance of board goals and chapter leadership.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: YES offers a number of volunteer opportunities to the public, including coordinating donations drives, cooking and serving meals, making repairs or doing yard work around the facilities; creating art projects with the kids; mentoring; and tutoring. Potential volunteers will need to fill out an application, and agree to a background check. To learn more about volunteer opportunities visit www.yesomaha.org.


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