YES Club

(After School and Summer Program)


Mental Health America started the Youth Engaged in Service (YES) Club program in 1992 as a service-learning project funded by a grant from the Ohio Department of Education. In 1999, due to the overwhelming number of participants and need for a safe place for teens to spend after school hours, YES Club moved to downtown Newark. In 2009, YES Club moved again, into the Miller-Murphy Building. The building was made possible by The William E. and Annie S. Miller Fund of the Licking County Foundation and a land donation from The Patricia R. and Herbert J. Murphy Foundation.

The clubhouse regularly serves 35-60 youths, ages 11-18, on a daily basis.

Staff and adult volunteers provide mentoring, tutoring, life-skills and character development sessions, along with a daily meal. Membership is free thus allowing any youth to take advantage of all the services and opportunities that YES offers. Children who attend daily are required to participate in service projects in order to maintain membership.

Yes Club Member Application Packet.


An hour can go a long way at YES.
We need volunteers to help mentor, teach life skills, help with homework or just interact with kids ages 11-18. Individuals or groups welcome.
Donations are always accepted (clothes, toiletries, toys, and gifts).
Click here to see the full donation list.

YES Club is a program of Mental Health America of Licking County

Address: 100 E. Church Street
Newark, Ohio 43055
Phone: 740-522-OYES (0937)
Fax: 740-345-1717

Regular Hours (pre-registration required; please check Facebook page @YESClub for updates):
2:00-6:00 M-F      During School 
11:00-4:00 M-F     During School Breaks

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