Our Mission

Seeking to love Christ and each other, YES (Youth Equipped to Serve) creates opportunities for participants to engage with the poverty of their city, equipping them to become servant leaders in their own communities.

Get to know us

Learn more about the YES staff, volunteer leaders, and advisory board.

Our method

YES has adopted a 4 step service learning process known as E4.

We're an open book

FOCUS North America is a transparent, accountable 501(c)3.

Check out stories and updates from our youth, volunteers, and supporters

YES is a ministry of
FOCUS North America


FOCUS North America is a national movement of Orthodox Christians, united in faith and joined by a desire to provide action-oriented and sustainable solutions to poverty in communities across America. FOCUS has operations and youth volunteer experiences in more than 20 cities in the United States.

Don't take our word for it


Read testimonials from students, volunteers, and staff to learn first hand the impact YES is having on the lives of our youth