ABOUT THE YES CENTER
The Youth Enrichment Services (YES) Center was acquired to provide a home for a collaborative community effort to provide opportunities for the children of Grand Ledge to grow into responsible and caring adults by using four basic principles:
The mission of the YES Center is to facilitate the development of collaborative, locally based initiatives which serve to improve the safety, health and quality of life for all Grand Ledge area youth. The activities of the YES Center are intended to promote the following goals:
In late 2001 the Grand Ledge Alliance for Quality Education sought to open a youth center in order to provide a safe place for youth to go during after-school hours. Through a collaborative effort between businesses, schools and students, they succeeded in establishing the Youth Enrichment Services (YES) Center.
In 2002, the YES Center partnered with the Grand Ledge Alliance for Quality Education and the City of Grand Ledge to obtain funding from the Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's (OJJDP) Title V program in an effort to reduce underage use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.