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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Adams City High School YESS Program

Monday, April 17, 2017 Bullying Continued     It was a short week at ACHS with the SAT/PSAT and and PARCC tests taking place. At the beginning of the week we took some time out of our normal class period to go over the SAT test, how it is structured, why it is important, and […]

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Mar
29

YESS at North High School

March 20th- March 27th With one week until spring break the students in YESS mentoring at North are powering through their homework days and turning in work for their core classes. Not only are students focusing on getting their grades up, but Seniors are giving words of encouragement on finishing the semester strong, and how […]

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YESS College and Career Corner

It’s Essay Time! Hey, Juniors! You’ve done an amazing job so far of working on your YESS College Research sheets. They are filling up with great info about post-secondary programs you are interested in and ALL of the scholarships you are eligible to receive. Well done! Now it’s time to take the NEXT STEP! The […]

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Mar
29

YESS at Shaw Heights

Parent Conferences & Self-Portrait Presentations Julianna Romero expressed the inner turmoil she feels while Ava Martinez wanted to show all of the issues she has overcome in the during the past two years in YESS. What an exciting week we had in our YESS program at Shaw Heights! We spent the last week before Spring […]

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Mar
29

YESS at Adams City High School

Congratulations Daniels Fund Scholars! It was an exciting week at ACHS with both of our mentor leaders, and one of our mentors from last semester, being awarded the Daniels Fund Scholarship! This is a comprehensive scholarship that provides students the opportunity to obtain a four year college education at any accredited nonprofit college or university […]

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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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