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ABOUT US

Greater Boston is home to the third largest concentration of Haitians and Haitian Americans in the U.S. Like many immigrant communities, their challenges are many. Among them are unemployment, underemployment, language barriers, compounded discrimination common to many of African descent. The result is a community that all too frequently finds itself on the fringe of a labor market and society. Add to that the struggles faced by many youth of Haitian descent. Many share stories of social isolation, academic challenges and the absence of parents who have to work outside the home to sustain the family and make a living. And that gap is where YoFES comes in.

YoFES strives to build strong families that can raise healthy children in the face of poverty and social inequities. How do we do this? We create interventions that engage community participation in the conception, design, development and implementation of our programs.

YoFES is committed to empowering our economically disadvantaged communities with a range of high-value educational services that strengthen our families. YoFES works to increase parents’ knowledge and understanding of the different stages of child development and provide them with the communication and nurturing skills that strengthen family relations.

We foster youth leadership through innovative and diverse programs. Our youth builders after-school and summer program, peer leadership, health and nutrition education and music programs develop students’ capacities for scholarly, civic and social engagement. It’s YoFES way of preparing youth to be future leaders of their communities.

About YoFES

Learn more about YoFES:

May
21
Sat
2016
Viotti and Kreutzer Orchestra Concert at Boston Children’s Museum @ Boston Children's Museum
May 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
May
22
Sun
2016
YOFESTIVAL 05/22/2016 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm @ Roxbury Community College
May 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
YOFESTIVAL 05/22/2016 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm @ Roxbury Community College  | Boston | Massachusetts | United States

Celebrating one’s culture goes to the heart of self-esteem for any community, and especially where it concerns its children. It’s one of the reasons YoFES produces each summer a signature showcase of Haiti culture it calls YoFestival. Produced in partnership with Boston’s Consulate General of Haiti and a host of other organizations, YoFestival celebrates all-things-Haiti for those who call Greater Boston ‘home.’

With an eye toward promoting the island republic’s history and culture, YoFestival features competitions in singing, creative writing, short essays and poetry, painting and drawing. It is an opportunity to pass the country’s glorious history and culture from one generation to the next.

The event also offers food and other delicacies signature to the country. The competitions are divided into three age categories: 8 to 12 and 13 to 18. For more information, please contact YoFES or visit our Facebook page.

Register Online for YoFestival 2016

 

Jun
4
Sat
2016
El Sistema Greater Boston Showcase @ 06/04/2016 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Boston Latin High School
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Jun
11
Sat
2016
String Solo Recital
Jun 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jun
12
Sun
2016
YoFES Orchestra Concert
Jun 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
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YoFestival 2016

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  • Hyde Park, MA - Nesly Metayer, PhD, has been selected as the next Executive Director of Youth and Family Enrichment Services (YOFES), a 13-year-old non-profit community service organization that helps to build strong families through a range of programs targeted toward Greater Boston's Haitian Community. He begins his tenure at YOFES on March 21, 2016. Metayer is an accomplished manager, with...
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