Greetings to all of you who care about the youth of the Mid-Columbia. Youth Empowerment Shelter is eager to step into the gap to help empower our teens to be ready to meet the challenges of their world. The YES Board and staff are working hard to bring together the necessary components to get this project off the ground, but I do admit I feel quite a lot like a ten year old in the garage, assembling pieces and lining them all up in the hopes of creating a flying machine. Most of our time for the past year since our inception has been spent confirming and strengthening our community connections. It will only be with the combined efforts of the Mid-Columbia region that our bird will get off the ground - and then carry the precious cargo it's intended for. Thank you to everyone who has come in to give advice, support, insights, contributions and hope. We can't do this without you!! Please give us a call if you have anything to say toward the effort.