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Changing the Story for Yamhill County Children

November 24th, 2018

YAMHILL COUNTY IMAGINATION LIBRARY Child development research continually demonstrates that the number of books in a child’s home correlates directly to improved reading scores. When a child has access to books, their world becomes larger and their imagination soars. That’s why the Yamhill Enrichment Society (YES) provides financial support for the Yamhill County Imagination Library […]

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Youth Mariachi Project

November 24th, 2018

The Youth Mariachi Project educates grade and middle school students in the traditional instruments of mariachi music. This legendary musical expression is recognized by UNESCO as an “Intangible Cultural Heritage” and dates back to at least the 18th century in western Mexico. Begun in 2011 as a collaboration between the Yamhill Enrichment Society (YES) and the […]

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Celebrating JOY (Junior Orchestra of Yamhill County)

November 24th, 2018

In September, 2017, YES began an El Sistema music program for the four kindergarten classes at Edwards Elementary School in Newberg. One hundred kindergartners started to learn to play the violin. Internationally recognized, the El Sistema’s mission is to provide underserved youth with intensive orchestral music instruction emphasizing collaboration, promoting self-confidence, and creating a community where […]

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Kookoolan Farms Raises $3,850 for Yamhill County Imagination Library

November 21st, 2018

Read about one of our most original and thoughtful Imagination Library Fundraisers from Kookoolan Farms, as told by Farmer Chrissie… In April 2018, Koorosh went to the feed store for nails, and came back with twenty, day-old Narragansett turkey keets. All summer these “pet” turkeys have been roaming the farm eating bugs and berries. We offered these turkeys for […]

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YES Wood-Fired Oven Raffle to Support Early Literacy

July 20th, 2018

Great news! YES has reached an important milestone in the progression of the Yamhill County Imagination Library program which mails an age appropriate book every month to children under the age of 5 in Yamhill County. We currently have 2,800 children enrolled – which is approximately 50% of the county! As a result of our […]

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JOY – Junior Orchestra of Yamhill County

September 1st, 2017

In Fall 2017, music classes for kindergarteners at Edwards Elementary in Newberg will have a new sound! During their twice-a-week music classes, these budding musicians will be learning to play the violin. Students are introduced to melody, rhythm and playing instruments using a box violin and will being using real violins later in the term. The new […]

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Changing the Story for Yamhill County Children

July 1st, 2017

When a child has access to books, their world becomes larger and their imagination soars. Research has shown that the number of books in a child’s home correlates directly to improve reading scores. Any Yamhill County child, from birth to age five, is eligible to receive a free, age-appropriate book, every month, through Yamhill County […]

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A Great Wine For A Great Cause!

November 20th, 2016

The Yamhill Enrichment Society (YES) is honored to be the recipient of Dobbes Family Estate’s Charitable Giving Program.  Through the end of the year, 10% of proceeds from sales of their fantastic 2014 Grand Assemblage Pinot Noir will be donated to YES. It’s the perfect time to stock up on wine for the holiday season. Many thanks to Production Winemaker, Travis […]

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Bounty of Yamhill County Does Good!

October 12th, 2016

Bounty of Yamhill County (BOYC) is gaining national attention as one of the premier food & wine events in the country. BOYC has been recognized as one of The 10 Best Food Festivals in the USA by The Culture Trip and we placed #2 in USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Award for Best General Food Festival. BOYC is a project of, and a fundraiser […]

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2015 | A Wonderful Year

December 12th, 2015

MUSIC ENRICHMENT: YES continues to support live concert experiences for McMinnville 3rd and 4th graders and provide scholarships for the McMinnville School District Summer Music Camp. In 2016, we intend to bring a live music experience to school children in all the other cities in Yamhill County. NOURISH YAMHILL VALLEY: YES helped support the publication of the […]

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