Mar
20

YESS at Shaw Middle Heights

Self Portraits & Mentors at the 5th Grade Fair! Brenna, myself and Advino at the 5th Grade Fair! This past week in our YESS classes at Shaw Heights we did a fantastic art project and we hosted a table at the 5th Grade Fair for two days. We were so excited to begin our self-portrait […]

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Mar
14

YESS College and Career Corner

First in the Family! Will you be the first in your family to attend college?    #1. Congratulations!  #2. There are A LOT of resources available to help you navigate this new journey. You will be assigned an Advisor at your college- kind of like your School Counselor. This person will help you decide what […]

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Mar
06

YESS at Ranum Middle School

Ranum Week 26 Hello and welcome back to the YESS program at Ranum Middle School blog! This past week started off with mentor Monday and I had students present their leaders in history. They created a slideshow talking about a leader they admired and what made that person a great leader. Overall, the presents went […]

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Mar
06

YESS at ACHS

Monday, March 6, 2017 Belief Systems and Identity This week, students began a multi day lesson on beliefs and emotions. We started off the week listening to a piece of music, during which students were instructed to draw or write what they were feeling or thinking as they listened. Students then shared the drawings or […]

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Mar
06

YESS at Scott Carpenter MS

February 27th – March 3rd The focus this week was on accountability. When we discuss this topic, we like to use the metaphor of a ladder, which is based on this graphic: The students always enjoy thinking of examples of times when they functioned lower on the ladder and this year’s group was no exception. […]

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Feb
28

YESS at Scott Carpenter MS

Monday, February 27, 2017 February 21st – 24th Yet another fabulous week at Scott Carpenter MS! On Tuesday, the scholars were put into new collaborative learning teams and then worked on their homework. Wednesday, we created our new team identities. I always love how unique the team names are, especially since we used a Kagan […]

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Feb
27

YESS at North High School

Friday, February 24, 2017 2/20/17- 2/24/17 This week was a short week at North. Students participated in a career day, and students were also given a day to make up work in classes that they had a D or less in. In between these days students focused on their personal anger. Students were to identify […]

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YESS at West Leadership Academy

Week 6: Miscommunication, Code Switching, & A Day without Immigrants Protest Posted on February 21, 2017by YESS @ West Leadership Academy The week was riddled with interesting events. On Monday the students were introduced to the Miscommunication lessons. The students dissected this information and discussed how miscommunication can throw off any relationship. We expanded this with […]

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YESS at Lincoln High School

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Last week was a short, but productive week. Grades went in the books on Friday for the end of the first 6 weeks of second semester, and we are anxious to pull grades sometime this week to see how they did. Unfortunately, on Thursday we had to close the doors due […]

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YESS at Shaw Heights

ESMART Goals This past week in our YESS program at Shaw Heights we began to discuss goals in more detail. We began by assessing the differences between a goal and a dream. Many of our scholars felt confused by this comparison and so we took some time to better understand how a goal is a […]

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North Blog

February 13th, 2017- February 17th, 2017 This week mentor leaders continued to recruit mentors for the 2017-2018 school year. Mentor leaders are doing a great job of advocating for the program and telling the rest of North what a great program and opportunity it will be to be apart of YESS next school year. As […]

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Jan
30

The YESS Institute at Shaw Heights Middle School

This past week in YESS we got into another awesome 3-D art project with our scholars. In keeping with our recent discussions on Emo Trolls, Hot Buttons, and anger, we talked more this past week about emotions and moods (and how they differ). We noted that while an emotion tends to be triggered by an […]

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Jan
30

The YESS Institute at Scott Carpenter Middle School

January 23rd – 27th This week, scholars met the nine EmoTrolls: Cool and Groovy, Smiley, Stuffy, Sulky, Blamey, Gossipy, Vengy, Bully, and Bomby. As in past years, the kids really enjoyed this topic because they identify with the behaviors enacted by each character. Students were able to use relevant vocabulary and pinpoint times when they […]

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Jan
21

Adams City High School

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Week Two: Introductions and MLK Jr.   YESS students had another short week at ACHS because of testing days and a practice snow delay! Even day classes had an intro to YESS on Monday and had discussions around the role of mentors and mentees in their YESS class. Classes also discussed community […]

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Jan
21

North High School

Thursday, January 19, 2017 Jan 15th- Jan 20th  This week was a fun week full of learning. This week students came back ready to reflect on the work of Martin Luther King as well as how today many people are still fighting against social injustices. We looked at how musicians use their fame as a […]

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First Week of the Spring Semester at ACHS

This week students arrived back at school after winter break. Many of the YESS classes have lots of new faces so students had an opportunity to learn about the program and do some team building activities. Students got hear about each other’s’ winter breaks and learn a bit about their classmates through some fun games. […]

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May
20

Wrapping Up the Year at Shaw Heights

The YESS program at Shaw Heights Middle School finished the school year strong. Many mentees are preparing to be mentors in the 2016-2017 school year, and many mentors…

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May
16

This is Why We Do What We Do

These months are among the most joyous of the year in our world of education.Why do we do what we do? Bleeding hearts, social justice, equity, second chances, not giving up on young lives…

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May
09

Springtime at North High School

North Engagement Center and Main Campus students are working on becoming career minded this week. Students have taken aptitude tests, researched possible careers and have looked at pathways to get to…

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Apr
22

April Showers, West High School

Taxing is a fun word to use during a month of state testing. Our students were as ripe as they could possibly become by this time of the year and now their trial begins…

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