YES!

A nonprofit organization

$18,190 raised by 31 donors

91% complete

$20,000 Goal

Founded in Golden by two female Colorado natives. YES! helps teens in Haiti transition out of the orphanage system. YES! teaches them practical life skills, how to manage their finances, complete their education, apply to Universities, learn a trade, and take on a meaningful role in their community.  In 2020, YES! expanded the efforts of the organization by establishing a VBS/Feeding Program. YES! is helping keep families stay together by providing nutritious meals to young children who otherwise would have only a few meals a week. At least 80% of all children living in an orphanage have one or two living parents who want them but do not have the finances to provide them with food or meet their needs.

Testimonial from one of our Young Adults:
YES! helped me to be independent, even though that was very hard from coming out of the orphanage. They helped me to start again a new life. They taught me life skills and how to find a job. After many months of looking and putting my resume in multiple places, I found a job. Thank you, YES!
-Djoude

Testimonial from one of our Feeding Program Students:
Nehemie is one of our feeding program students. She recently got very sick. YES! was able to help her family buy medicine and pay for part of her hospital stay. Did you know that only 15-20 USD can save a life in Haiti? She is now healed. YES! was also able to help pay for part of a room in a safer action for her and her family to live.

Testimonial:
I am a strong supporter of what YES! is doing. I trust in their work, and I believe that God has placed YES! in this city to make a difference. And I know without the good work and all your support, YES! could not be doing this work. I was amazed to witness all these developments and all I can say is Thank You. I am taking the opportunity to thank every one of the members of YES! on behalf of the population of PAP and the YES! young adults and VBS students you've helped.I feel like I encountered the blessings of God every day through the young adults of YES! and the people who contribute to the mission. I am personally grateful for everything you and your mission are doing to enhance the quality of life in Haiti. YES! should be honored by what they've done now for the people there, but also for the YES! graduates and what they will be able to do when they go into their communities. As a humanitarian, seeing how YES! works and contributes to the Haitian people has caused me to want to share more. I truly testify that participating in the organization of YES!, is truly rewarding and amazing. It is the first time I have seen this type of result from any organization working in Haiti.Sarah, Colorado

Due to the current situation and conditions in Haiti and especially in Port-au-Prince, YES! needs have increased and continue each day. We have more and more children in our feeding program each week.

With your support, we can help more children, teens, and young adults in Haiti. Will you join us? Will you share YES! with a friend and ask them to donate?

Help us continue to bring hope and love to the people of Haiti.

Thank you for your consideration and prayers. 

Mission

YES! mission is to encourage and empower young adults as they transition out of orphanages in Haiti and into adulthood. We teach them practical adult life skills. We help them manage their finances, complete their educations, apply to universities, learn a trade and take on a meaningful roll in their community. And we encourage them to become leaders and good Haitian citizens.

Background Statement

YES! was started in September 2015 to help with one of the unmet needs in Haiti, helping young adults transition out of the Haitian orphanage systems and back into their culture. Supporting the teens for us means providing them with school, love, support, and avenues to discover their calling. It has successfully helped to transition teens in Haiti from leaving an orphanage to be successful independent individuals in their country. YES! has also created a mentorship program that is successfully teaching life skills to other teens in orphanages to prepare them for the transition.

In 2020, we expanded the efforts of the organization by establishing a VBS/Feeding Program. YES! is helping keep families together by providing nutritious meals to young children who otherwise would have only a few meals a week. At least 80% of all children living in an orphanage have one or two living parents who want them but do not have the finances to provide them with food or meet their needs.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

YES!

Year Established

2015

Tax id (EIN)

37-1792467

Category

Youth Development

Organization Size

Small Organization

Address

PO Box 221
Golden, CO 80402

Service areas

Jefferson County, CO, US

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Phone

720-878-8482

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