May
16

YESS at Scott Carpenter Middle School

 Monday, May 15, 2017 May 8th – 12th Geyonni’s using her tutoring time to earn a score 4 in Science! It’s hard to believe we’re wrapping up another year of YESS at Scott Carpenter! This week, we worked hard on many tasks. Monday was devoted to finalizing plans for our End of Year event, which […]

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May
10

YESS Institute at Adams City High School

College This week at ACHS juniors and seniors had the opportunity to work with Emily on college navigation for the last time this semester. In class, we began a our short unit on college and post secondary education. Students discussed questions and fears they had about going to college. Students then broke into groups where […]

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May
10

YESS Institute at West Leadership Academy

There are now 4 weeks remaining to the school year. The students are in a weird combination of motivated yet lethargic. There is something that throws off all students by having state testing occur a month before school ends. So although the students are excited to end the year strong, they are also comfortably close […]

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May
10

YESS at Scott Carpenter Middle School

The goal of this week was to recruit mentors for next year. I’m extremely pleased with the way our mentors spoke about the program and included their favorite things about the class. As I eavesdropped, I heard them mention everything from being able to help another student, maintaining their own good academic standing, food (naturally), […]

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May
10

YESS Institute at Shaw Heights

This past week in YESS we continued our talks about the future in discussing stress and the ways it can affect us. So many of our scholars have been feeling stressed lately, with PARCC  and CMAS testing and the end of the year now fast approaching. Mentors and mentees alike are working hard to ensure […]

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May
03

YESS at North High School

This week was a very busy week for YESS students. This week students continued to work on learning about credit and debt, how to budget and save for things they want, and also learned about investing. We discussed how loan programs can have higher interest rates because of ethnicity and race. On Wednesday, the YESS […]

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May
03

YESS at Scott Carpenter Middle School

This week, we continued preparing for next year’s mentors by creating recruitment posters and discussing how to encourage peers to take on the responsibility of being a mentor next year. The current mentors are extremely excited to be able to talk about the program with their friends and highlight all the wonderful experiences provided by […]

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May
03

YESS at West Leadership Academy

How well do you know your beliefs? Students in class have been analyzing their own belief systems by observing the how the actions of others have influenced their behaviors. Many students shared how their beliefs were being fulfilled by the power of words. On Monday, we discussed how our emotions were dictated by the environment. […]

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Apr
18

The YESS Institute at Shaw Heights Middle School

Monday, April 17, 2017 PARCC Testing & College Knowledge Andres does a “trust fall” during 3rd hour. This past week marked the start of PARCC state testing for our scholars at Shaw Heights. We had testing Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (for select groups). Testing went from the first bell until about 11:30, which has […]

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Apr
18

The YESS Institute at Scott Carpenter Middle School

Monday, April 17, 2017 April 10th – 14th The scholars really felt the stress of PARCC testing this week, but I was pleased to hear them speak of various strategies they used. Many students cited thinking maps, as well as the PEAL process as being useful in managing their thoughts. In class, we kept things […]

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