The Youth Employment Skills (YES) Program
YES is an on-base volunteer program for high school students and is offered at Fairchild AFB. This program, underwritten by the Air Force Aid Society (AFAS), is a joint effort between AFAS and Air Force Airmen & Family Services Flight to offer high school students an opportunity to learn valuable work skills, "bank" dollar credits toward their post-secondary education / training, and have a positive impact on their base community. Students will "bank" $4 in grant funding for every hour volunteered in an on base function and may accumulate as much as 250 hours over all 4 years of high school combined, for a potential maximum of $1,000 toward their future vocational-technical or academic endeavors. In addition, the base will be credited with $2 for every volunteer hour, to be used in support of base youth program enhancements (up to $10,000 per year). For more information, contact the Youth Center at 247-5601.
Child/Youth Programs and Fitness Programs have partnered together to promote the importance of healthy lifestyle choices and encourage Air Force Families to be active together. The FitFamily website www.USAFFitFamily.com includes resources, ideas, and goal setting tools to help families be active, make healthy nutrition choices and have fun. Click here to learn more or call Ryan at 247-9622. For general information, call the Youth Center at 247-5601.