YES! Foundation Records


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YES! Foundation Records

The materials in this online repository form part of a larger YES! Foundation record group held by the Bentley Historical Library. For a more complete index to the materials, please consult the collection's online finding aid.

For questions or more information, please contact the Bentley Historical Library's Division of Reference and Access Services

The YES Foundation, is a non-profit organization formed in 1992 by Julia T. Richie, a former business owner, accountant and the University of Michigan-Dearborn alumna. The foundation was created to empower children and young adults through the implementation, support, resources, and opportunities in employment, education, and enrichment. The record group comprises of administrative records, including legal (start-up) and board materials; records pertaining to the organizations affiliates and partnerships including various Detroit Metropolitan area charter and college preparatory schools; employee and volunteer materials; and events, including the Children’s Literature Conference and the Distinguished American Award ceremonies. The record group also comprises of materials related to various YES Foundation programs including background information, program curriculum, students (cohorts), and program director files for the YES for PREP program. The collection subsequently contains publications created by the YES Foundation, photographs, and digital components.

Please note:

Copyright has been transferred to the Regents of the University of Michigan.

Access to digitized sound recordings may be limited to the reading room of the Bentley Historical Library, located on the Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan.

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