Upcoming Dates – September through December 2021 Highlights:

Oct. 14 – Youth (H.S. level) “Guide for Young Adults Establishing Careers” @ Rabun County Library,  5:30 pm

Oct. 30 – Outdoor skills demo & participation; $5 donation requested. Pavilions below library; 9 am to 2 pm ages 8 through teens

Nov 2 – Cub Scout training; time TBD

Dec 18 – Adults & Young Adults; “Family Budgeting – Why, How & Impacts”; 7pm @ Rabun County Church of Christ in Tiger

Note: Unless specifically stated, there is NO cost for attendance



Troop 19 Expands Book Availability During Covid

These book boxes will be given to the upper Rabun County school to place in areas in the county where students are not able to have easy access to books when school is not in session.
Students from Union Academy in Macon County, NC assisted RabunYES is a storm relief food drive

RabunYES presented to the Currahee District BSA leaders on Sept. 9, 2021. Topic concerned the practical experiences of being a chargtered organization in Rabun County.

Scouts Alex and Liam working on book boxes for Rabun County
Tom Buckridge presents principles of banking & wealth-building to Foxfire students.
Lauren Barnes, RCHS Graduate Class of '21 Received the RabunYES 2021 Leadership Scholarship


% of Contributions by Source

With the help of  contributors like you, we’ve been able to help local youth with support programs in Rabun County, GA.  Gifts from GA Corporations 5.3%, Other Tax-exempts 3% & Individuals like you…91.7%

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3rd Quarter 2021 Update

  • A presentation was given at Foxfire in Mountain City on July 6th to some very bright high school students who are enrolled in a six-week summer program. RabunYES conducted a seminar at Foxfire on money flow through the US banking system from the Federal Reserve through the economy. Practical issues concerning money and the effects of inflation were addressed along with how US banks view consumer relationships, the types of interest rates and how they are determined.
  • Individual donors have used the secure PayPal service inside RabunYES’ website when making contributions this summer. RabunYES contracted for secure encryption inside its website to better protect those who visit the site… www.RabunYES.org
  • A collaboration with the Rabun County Library is set for October 14th @ 5:30 pm targeted at high school students (and their parents). The focus will be on financial independence and establishing oneself in the real world, The full title is “Guide for Young Adults Establishing Careers.” The session will address starting a career, money and building wealth and fulfillment. There is no fee nor is there a registration requirement.
  •  RabunYES will be giving a tutorial to Scout leaders in the Currahee District of NE Georgia Council on September 9th in Clarkesville. Scout leaders, unit treasurers and chartered organization reps are encouraged to attend. Practical recordkeeping, government filings and fiscal controls will be the prime focus to include a Q&A session.
  • Three YouTube tutorials are receiving many hundreds of views. We placed more attention on video training during the Covid period (winter and spring), but now have broken away from such training and place more attention on in-person education inside Rabun County. The video tutorials may still be reached from our website’s home page.
  • Boy Scout Troop 19 (as chartered by RabunYES) is planning a Fall outdoor skills demonstration along with participation of youth-guests age 11 through 15. A November date is being planned. RabunYES will assist with logistics and funding.
  • The $500 Annual Leadership Scholarship will be awarded in early August to a deserving applicant. The Board of RabunYES will make the selection at its July 26th meeting based upon the review committee’s recommendation.
  • Select businesses in Rabun County will be approached in August to assist with financially helping youth attend leadership training and emergency first aid field/CPR training. The courses typically cost between $300 and $350 each, which is out of reach for many families. RabunYES will supplement the registration fees for youth as it is able.
  • State of Georgia renewal of approval to receive donations in the state was received for the period Aug 2021 through July 2023. An extensive filing process was completed and certificate of approval received.

3rd Quarter 2021 Update

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2nd Qrtr 2021 Update

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4th Quarter 2020 Update

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RabunYES raised 92% of its funds from individuals like YOU