Youth Education through Sports (YES) provides Northeast Ohio's under resourced youth with experiences that illustrate how sports empower and prepare individuals for success in life.

Through a strong partnership with the Sherwin-Williams Company and The MetroHealth System, YES provides youth in City of Cleveland's 21 recreation centers and the local community access to unique sporting experiences.

Greater Cleveland Sports Commission has a robust history of serving the community through high impact programs. YES serves the Greater Cleveland area by:

  • providing children with opportunities for physical activity
  • providing access to unique experiences
  • offering health and wellness education.

YES partners with community organizations such as Positive Coaching AllianceZENworks Yoga and Ohio City Bicycle Co-Op to put on programs which coincide with Greater Cleveland Sports Commission’s events.


  • Feb. 17 | Nike North Coast Cup Volleyball and Life Skills Clinic at Michael Zone Recreation Center 
  • April 15 | Dru Joyce Classic Basketball and Life Skills Clinic at Frederick Douglass Rec Center
  • Summer 2023 | High School Career Exploration (6-week program)
  • Aug. 7 | Summer Golf Classic Youth Clinic at Cleveland Metroparks Sleepy Hollow Golf Course 

Learn more about this year's YES Programs below. 


*All YES programming content and dates are subject to change. Greater Cleveland Sports Commission will adhere to the non-contact sport and social distance guidelines set by local health authorities and all event specific protocols will be followed.*

For more information, please contact our Programming & Event Manager, Rebecca Griesmer.


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