YES Nature to Neighborhoods

YES supports underrepresented residents in Richmond, CA as leaders with the skills, resources, and confidence to work toward a just society and a sustainable environment. Facilitated experiences in nature provide a supportive setting for youth, adults, and families to develop meaningful relationships, build trust in themselves and each other, and take safe risks in new environments. Since 1999, YES has provided access to these experiences for those historically excluded from the outdoors through a Youth & Adult Leadership Pathway, and is a leader at the forefront of the movement to increase equity and inclusivity in the outdoor and environmental education fields. Our vision is for Richmond youth, adults, and families to lead healthy, connected lives; motivate change in their neighborhoods; and inspire a safe, thriving community. Learn more at