YESS stands for Youth Empowerment Support Services.
The YESS Institute is a local non-profit agency serving the Denver community. The YESS Institute offers training peer mentoring, school engagement programs in Denver Public High Schools. We also offer emotional intelligence and leadership trainings for staff at nonprofit agencies. Our mission is to build EmoSmart Leadership™ within youth, their role models and organizations that support them. The YESS Institute has developed an inclusive, comprehensive, wrap-around student engagement peer mentoring model focusing on turning failing freshmen into successful high school graduates.