No student should have to cope without the basic needs of food, shelter, and clothing. Beyond that, positive educational, recreational, and extracurricular activities can make all the difference in the lives of young people. And sometimes helping to relieve even a minor financial barrier can open the door to participation in meaningful activities. The YES Fund is a collaborative partnership of the Bainbridge Community Foundation, the Bainbridge Schools Foundation, Bainbridge Youth Services, and Helpline House. BCF has provided grant funds that will be available to students at Bainbridge High School, Eagle Harbor High School, and Woodward Middle School. 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.