2023 Projects

YES transforms the lives of Yamhill County children through literacy and music enrichment without regard to the child’s religion, race, ethnicity, language, citizenship, gender status, or ability to pay.

Books and music inspire the spirit and feed the soul.  In partnership with the community and proven programs, YES provides access to inclusive literacy and music programs that help children dream more, learn more and be more. Bounty of Yamhill County is the primary fundraiser to support our amazing programs.

Find out more at http://yamhillenrichmentsociety.org


Since 2013, YES has been putting books into the hands and hearts of children across Yamhill County. We partner with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to provide a hand-selected, age-appropriate, high-quality book each month to registered children from birth to age five. YES has mailed over 240,000 books since the program launched!


JOY has been providing access to free music and strings education to youth in Yamhill County since 2017. In collaboration with Yamhill County schools and their districts, we provide both In-School and After-School violin and orchestral programming to elementary-aged youth, and currently serve 700 students. JOY is a member organization of El Sistema USA and prioritizes sites and programs to serve students and school communities with high rates of underserved populations. JOY takes inspiration from the Suzuki Method in the style of teaching and progression of skills.

To date, JOY provides K-1st In-School Violin and 2nd-5th After-School Orchestra programs at Edwards Elementary in Newberg. As a result of an increase in community interest, JOY now offers K-1st In-School Violin programs at Sue Buel and Newby Elementary Schools in McMinnville. The Fall of 2023 introduces the Kindergarten In-School Violin program to Grandhaven Elementary School in McMinnville, Wascher Elementary School in Lafayette, and Crater Elementary School in Newberg. We are excited about the momentum, impact, and reach of JOY.

Bounty of Yamhill County

Bounty of Yamhill County is both a project of and fundraiser for YES . In addition to raising funds for important YES projects, Bounty of Yamhill County presents an important opportunity to draw national and international attention to our unique and dynamic culinary scene.