2017 Projects

We’re nourishing the soul of Yamhill County with exciting projects in arts & education, food & agriculture, and history & community.  Bounty of Yamhill County (BOYC) is one of those projects with a mission to attract national (and international!) attention to the dynamic culinary scene here. BOYC is also primary fundraiser that supports our other important projects. Find out more at http://yamhillenrichmentsociety.org


Since 2013, YES has collaborated with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.Through this program, all Yamhill County children ages 0-5 can register to receive a free age-appropriate book in the mail every month. The cost to YES is only $25 per year per child! As of May 2017, there are almost 2,800 children enrolled.


In Fall 2017, music classes for kindergarteners at Edwards Elementary in Newberg will have a new sound! During their twice-a-week music classes, these budding musicians will be learning to play the violin. Students are introduced to melody, rhythm and playing instruments using a box violin and will being using real violins later in the term.

The new JOY music program is based on the ‘El Sistema” method of music education that brings violin training and life skills to every child. JOY is a collaboration of YES, Newberg Public SchoolsGeorge Fox University and the Chehalem Cultural Center.


The Youth Mariachi Project is young performance group in Newberg that allows students come to learn the traditional instruments of mariachi music, including guitarrone, vihuela, trumpet, violin, guitar, and voice.  Once a student is given instruction in every instrument, he or she allowed to select one for focus. Students receive individual instruction in their instrument and they participate in ensemble instruction.

The Youth Mariachi Program was founded in 2011 is a collaboration of YES and the Chehalem Cultural Center.

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.