YESS stands for Youth Empowerment Support Services. Our innovative and evidence-based approach uses a combination of peer-mentoring and academic tutoring/homework to help re-engage at-risk mentees and provide them with the social/emotional support they need to successfully graduate from school.
Our students are more likely to graduate from high school and attend college than their nonparticipating counterparts.
YESS made me realize that education is important. It saved my life. I didn’t know who I was back then but now
I know exactly who I am and want to be. I went from a 0.3 GPA to a 3.0; I am very
happy with the results, but I don’t want it to stop there. I want to be able to show the
mentees and mentors that YESS does change you.
AreliNorth High School Mentor Leader
The YESS program has helped me in many ways both in school and outside of school. It has really opened my eyes to see my future a lot more clearly and understand what it takes to get where I would like to go.