December Campaign 2013       2 of 4

Welcome to the second week of YES' December S'More Campaign. Each Tuesday in December we look forward to introducing you to a YES participant or family whose life you helped to enrich in 2013.


Make your gift count S'More! A YES donor has offered to match every online donation made in December up to $5000. 


Thank you for being a YES supporter and for helping us to create more success stories in 2014.

The Gift I Give Myself 
Maria joined YES' Wellness Program in 2012 after participating in Family Camps.
"I have been a Wellness Navigator with YES for the past year and a half and it makes me very happy. We've been learning how to eat better and how to be healthy in our lives. Since I've joined the program, I have lost 35 pounds! I love to be part of YES because they are like my second family. They are my angels. Being a Wellness Navigator is the gift I give myself."  - Maria, Fall 2013
Wellness Program
Grounded in grassroots peer leadership and advocacy practices, the YES Wellness Program supports the leadership of African American and Latino caregivers who are are seeking the opportunity to engage as leaders in their communities.


Since the inception of Family Camp in 2004, YES has addressed issues identified by adult participants, including non-defensive communication, safety, nutrition, and physical activity.  In early 2012, at the request of participants, YES convened a group of multicultural Wellness Navigators from Richmond's Iron Triangle and North Richmond to deepen and formalize peer health advocacy.

Program Impact

The Wellness Navigators have provided over 406 hours of service to their community.  They have planned and hosted events for the Richmond community such as Walk to Nature, the Summer Dance Party, and the Bike Fiesta. At this time there are thirteen Wellness Navigators with the goal of expanding the group to 20 in 2014

"What I love about the Wellness Program is meeting new people, learning new things, and sharing what I have learned with my community"." 


-JoAnn, YES Wellness Navigator

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