Youth Experience Support (YES) Fund

The Youth Experience Support (YES) Fund provides financial support to students who might otherwise not have access to basic needs or positive educational, recreational, and extracurricular activities. Funds have helped students access Associated Student Body (ASB) membership, prom tickets, yearbooks, field trips, exam fees, athletic uniforms, and sports participation fees—and these grant funds are available for students at all Bainbridge Island public schools. When students, counselors, or administrators identify a student with a need, a quick and confidential application process is all that stands in the way of saying “yes” to kids when they need help. The YES Fund is a partnership of Bainbridge Community Foundation, Bainbridge Schools Foundation, Bainbridge Youth Services, and Helpline House, and $136,000 in grants has been distributed since the program began.