Amherst YES (Youth Engaged in Service)

A program of the Town of Amherst Youth and Recreation Department

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Youth Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

You are invited to participate in a complimentary virtual Youth Entrepreneurship Speaker Series designed to teach youth how to think and act like entrepreneurs to succeed in the 21st-century economy. Registration is complimentary.


We are inviting young people (ages 14 to 21) to attend as our incredible speakers share their experience establishing businesses, creating and seeing opportunities, learning from successes and failures, developing relationships, and much more. These life-changing talks will be inspirational, actionable and will include activities that will help youth develop the skills necessary to succeed in any industry and occupation.

https://amherstyes.org/uploads/EntrepreneurshipSpeakerSeries2022DrMarinaABadilloDiaz.pdf




Amherst YES Awardees 2021

The following YES members are receiving awards for their service in 2021

Bronze Award: Om Balkundi, Caroline Brown, Shiloh Dhasan, Isabella Gu, Monal Gupta*, Hannah Joseph***, Anika Kaur, Carol Li, Isabella Lin, Anagha Menon*, Gouripriya Nadarajan, Vivian Ni, Kate Powell, Medha Samala, Shyam Sriram*, Janvi Sujith, Jolynda Wang, Yolanda Wang, Ethan Xie


   * The President’s Volunteer Service Bronze Award

** The President’s Volunteer Service Silver Award

*** The President’s volunteer Service Gold Award

Please note that all President's awards this year, were earned in conjunction with Amherst Youth Consortium hours.


Website Procedures

1. Enter web address: www.amherstyes.org

2. Click on the Sign Up button. You will then enter your name, email address, and create a password.

3. Wait for administrator approval. Accounts are approved after a YES application has been completed, turned in, and processed.   

4. After your account is approved, you may sign up for your orientation and volunteer events. New members are required to attend a New Member Orientation, prior to volunteering at an event. 

5. When you choose your events, you will be limited to signing up for 3 events/waitlists. You may add another, after an event has passed. 

6. IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND AN EVENT YOU HAVE SIGNED UP FOR, YOU MUST REMOVE YOURSELF FROM THAT EVENT, MORE THAN 2 HOURS PRIOR. You must log onto the system to remove yourself. This is very important. By removing yourself, you will open up the spot for someone else. If you do not do so, it is considered a NO-SHOW. Three NO-SHOWS in one calendar year will result in dismissal from the program.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 631-7210 or at aabbott@amherst.ny.us

Weather Cancellation Policy

If school or after school activities are closed due to inclement weather, our events will be canceled. In addition, if there is a driving ban, our events are canceled.

Connect With Us

Northtown Center at Amherst, 1615 Amherst Manor Dr., Williamsville, NY 14221

Phone: (716)631-7210

Fax: (716)626-9087