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Participating School Sites

  • Cherryland
  • Glassbrook
  • Eldridge
  • Ruus

YES Hayward

The Hayward Unified School District’s Youth Enrichment Program (YEP) has been awarded the Youth Engagement in Sports Grant (YES) from the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The YES Hayward program will be implemented over a two-year period, ending on September 30, 2021. In partnership with the Hayward Area Park & Recreation District (HARD).

This program will be coordinated with the school-day and YEP.  It will enable us to expand  YEP during school hours.  The YEP YES Hayward  Program is an extension of the healthy activities and social-emotional education that are now in the YEP after school program.  The YES Hayward program will incorporate a multi-faceted approach with multiple intervention activities, including sports fitness and nutrition education, to promote positive youth development.  Through this approach, participating youth will be introduced to multi-sports/fitness strategies and activities (e.g., nutrition education, family engagement, and youth development) at the partner school sites.  Youth participating in the program will be introduced to sport/fitness programming and traditional and non-traditional sports activities during their recess, lunch breaks, after school, as well as at weekly nutrition education sessions focusing on healthy eating habits.  Hayward families will be able to participate in weekend activities in partnership with HARD focusing on non-traditional sports activities, such as yoga and hiking, and nutrition education.

YES! Hayward free family nutrition/cooking classes


January 15, 22, & 29

February 5, 2020

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM


  • Receive a free cookbook with nutritional recipes.
  • Receive free cooking lessons.
  • Learn how to prepare different vegetables and fruits.
  • Family style cooking.

Held virtually through Zoom. Upon registration, families will receive the Zoom link via email.