To support students in providing volunteer programs
The mission of Youth Educational Services (Y.E.S.) is to support Humboldt State University students in creating and implementing volunteer programs. Our student-run programs provide services to a broad age spectrum ranging from youth to the elderly. Volunteers spend time in the community building friendships and working together to meet community needs. Through our services we attempt to act as allies and resources in an effort to end the cycle of oppression in the community at large.
We enact our mission through the vehicle of service learning, which includes educational and experiential components. In the educational component, students gain leadership skills, learn about issues facing our diverse community, and engage in reflection activities. In the experiential component, students provide direct service, allowing them to address the issues and apply the skills they have learned. Our goal is to help students work towards positive social change and to empower the people we serve.
YES Staff & Directors Spring 2012
Volunteer and Child at transitional housing service site.
Y.E.S. is a program of the Associated Students of Humboldt State University and is under the department of Student Affairs; volunteers and student leaders can earn academic units through a course in Special Programs.
Y.E.S. is a member agency of the United Way of the Wine Country and of California Campus Compact. Some of its programs have an affiliation with the Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods.