My Own Young Adult Experience Makes Me Feel Connected to the Cause and Purpose of YESS

One of the driving forces behind YESS is our volunteers, affectionately known as Generation YESS. We couldn’t do what we do without this special group of people! To celebrate National Volunteer Week we… Continue reading

I Wish To Lead By Example

One of the driving forces behind YESS is our volunteers, affectionately known as Generation YESS. We couldn’t do what we do without this special group of people! To celebrate National Volunteer Week we… Continue reading

Sherlock Holmes Recycles for Youth

by: Bailey Tomchuk, Sherlock Holmes Hospitality Group The Sherlock Holmes Hospitality Group has been part of the Edmonton community since 1985. As long standing partners in this great community, a community we value deeply,… Continue reading

An a-MAZE-ing Fundraiser!

by Nancy Ng, YESS Volunteer Dark and squished into a confined space…that’s where many Edmonton children found themselves at Edmonton’s city hall for the Amazing Maze for YESS (Youth Empowerment Support Services), held… Continue reading

I Needed YESS Because…

This fall, we’re inviting past clients of YESS to share a bit about their story. Responses are completely anonymous, and sharing what made YESS an important resource for you helps others understand why… Continue reading

A Truck Full Of Love

Kingsway Toyota loves giving to organizations that need contributions to continue doing the amazing things they do for the community. On August 26th, 2014, Kingsway Toyota and the Priestner Foundation donated a total… Continue reading

From Building Homes to Building Futures – how Brookfield Residential is changing young lives

Here at YESS we often meet outstanding companies that truly inspire us. The companies that look at Edmonton not just as a place to do business, but as the community they call home.… Continue reading

How much support can bacon generate?

Well if Bacon Day 2014 is any indication – it can generate a lot! Bacon Day 2014 – presented by Chef Paul Shufelt and LUX Steakhouse – took place on Friday August 29,… Continue reading

A remarkable experience

Here at Youth Empowerment & Support Services, it’s our way of life and an important philosophy we use when working with the teens that access our services to show them how special they really are. I recently… Continue reading

Brett’s Story

Brett first came to YESS when he was fifteen. His expectations weren’t particularly high—he saw an ad in a train station and hoped for a few nights in a warm bed. Brett had moved to Edmonton… Continue reading

When life gives you lemons…

  By Deb Cautley, Executive Director, YESS We’ve all had those days (or weeks, or years) where things just aren’t going our way. YESS has faced numerous challenges in the past few years, and… Continue reading

3 reason to attend Bacon Day 2014!

Bacon Day 2014 (Edmonton’s tastiest fundraiser) is just days away. So why do you HAVE to go to this awesome event? 1. You’ll enjoy amazing bacon-inspired cuisine. How often do you get to enjoy… Continue reading

Rally-ing for a cause

Sometimes here at YESS we meet supporters who touch our hearts. There are so many great people out there who support the kids who rely on us, and this past week we had… Continue reading

YESS to Pizza!

The Foundry Real Estate Co. wanted to help an organization in Edmonton. “We choose YESS because it’s an organization that is so passionate about shaping the future of Edmonton by helping the youth… Continue reading

Kindness that makes us blush

It takes a community to raise a child, plain and simple. Here at YESS we can provide many things – shelter, guidance, resources and safety, but we can never do it alone. We… Continue reading

Give Smart!

Want to support YESS and save taxes?  We have an idea!  As stocks (or mutual funds) go up in value there are decisions to be made – do I sell that stock now… Continue reading

Kids can make a difference too

We can learn a lot from kids. Sometimes their honest, heartfelt and genuine opinions remind us of what is truly important. Earlier this month 10 year old Ayden stopped by YESS and showed us all just… Continue reading

Volunteers are priceless

It’s National Volunteer Week – a time to recognize the amazing work done by the countless local heroes in our community.To celebrate – here are the three reasons volunteers rock: Volunteers help us stay… Continue reading

A Facebook message from the heart

Changing young lives for the better – it’s a beautiful thing. This past week we received a Facebook message from an old client – a youth who came to us months ago seeking… Continue reading

Local honey – Doing some local good

This past month, a local bee farmer has been helping create opportunities for youth facing difficult realities – during the month of March Gramma Bee’s Honey has been donating $1 from every bottle sold at… Continue reading