The Brighter Future Society (BFS) is a group of motivated young professionals who are committed to promoting the mission of the YAI Network through social service. YAI is a Manhattan-based not-for-profit organization that provides serviBy volunteering in programs or out in the community alongside YAI program participants, BFS members cultivate relationships, raise much-needed funds and support our goal of true community inclusion.

BFS members have a wide range of professional backgrounds in publicity, design and media, finance, the arts, hotels, hospitality and more. The common thread of this diverse group: members really want to make a difference. You can too.

There are many opportunities to get involved:

    Weekly arts & crafts, basketball, bowling and other recreational activities that encourage socialization, build relationships and self-esteem

    Sponsor supplies or lessons for an artist in the YAI Arts program

    Help plan social events such as holiday parties, museum trips and concert outings for YAI participants or organize a fundraiser on behalf of YAI

    Provide job shadowing or internships for YAI employment graduates who are prepared for meaningful work

    Network with other young professionals who share a passion for philanthropy

You can make a difference. Join us today! For more information about the Brighter Futures Society, contact Alyssa Franklin at 212-273-6551 or

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  • March 12 · 7:00 PM

    Rooftop Art Exhibition & Sale

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    Join the YAI Brighter Futures Young Professionals (BFS) on Thursday, March 12th, for a rooftop art exhibition and sale featuring work by Gallery YAI Artists. The event... Learn more
  • March 5 · 6:30 PM

    Happy Hour, Open-Bar, Fundraiser!

    4 BFS

    Come grab some drinks with us at Public House.$35 ticket at the door gets you drinks for 2 hours 6:30- 8:30**FOR EVERY TICKET- PUBLIC HOUSE GIVES YAI $10 BACKThursday,... Learn more
  • February 12 · 6:30 PM


    2 BFS

    Join members of BFS and HFM for our annual Thank-a-thon. We come together for pizza and drinks and call to say thank you to the amazing families and friends that give... Learn more
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