Youth Empowerment Services
Youth Empowerment Services (YES) is a non-profit organization that helps children become successful, engaged adults through mentoring, tutoring and social programs. YES’s Oasis summer camp provides breakfast an lunch to its participants, along with opportunities to learn about new foods and healthy eating. The camp program also brings campers on trips out of the city of New Brunswick, to locations including swimming pools and theme parks. During X-Cite Nite, which occurs twice a week, children have nutritious snacks and the opportunity to relax and play in a safe environment. The organization also provides financial literacy classes to parents, where they learn the most cost-effective ways to buy and store food. YES also offers a Shine (for girls) and Strength (for boys) program for 7th and 8th graders teaching them about their worth, power, and strength. A basketball league skills training is offered during the spring and a new flag football league starting this fall. Counseling for issues including separation anxiety and anger management is available via referral.