ESCANABA, Mich. (WZMQ) – Delta County community members hit the golf course for a good cause Thursday morning.
Youth Empowering Services (YES) hosted its inaugural Golf Scramble at the Escanaba Country Club. More than 60 businesses and individuals participated to raise funds for the organization.
Youth Empowering Services connects students at seven area schools with adult mentors. The money raised through the Golf Scramble will go toward activities and resources, including everything from crafts and sports to driver’s training.
“If they get driver’s training, then they can go to a job interview,” said YES program director Patrick Bradway. “If they get a job interview, then they can get a job. We’re starting very little with like hygiene products and shoes, getting them resume building, and we’re working all the way up to getting them a job and making them, hopefully, successful members of society.”
Youth Empowering Services operates under the Community Foundation for Delta County. YES executive director Tiffany Hewitt thanks each of the organizers, mentors, organizations, and individuals who came together to support students in the mentorship program.
“We recently received an exciting grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund which has helped sustain the program, but the golf outing and other fundraisers can now go toward scholarships to prepare students, especially teens, for what looks like after graduation,” said Hewitt.