Category Archive: BLOG

Oct
17

Getting to YESS: Impressions From Week 3 at North High School

            I am beginning to get acclimated to my work here at North High School, and I wanted to share with the YESS community my impressions as I settle in and become more familiar with the students.             First, the students: I am incredibly impressed by their positive attitude and resilience. This week, I had …

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Oct
10

Shaw Heights Middle School

Greetings! My name is Tracie Trinidad, and I am the program manager of the YESS Institute program at Shaw Heights Middle School. This semester so far has been one busy semester.  In September I began to recruit students to become mentors. During the recruitment process I had over a hundred interested students.  Unfortunately, I cannot …

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Oct
03

Welcome Sam and Deena!

Hello! We are Samantha Mack and Deena Tamaroff: 2014 AmeriCorps Community Building Partnership for Youth in Transition (CBPYT) members, and the newest additions to the YESS Institute team. Allow us to introduce ourselves and explain our new roles.  Samantha I grew up in the Pacific Northwest, earning my bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts from Linfield …

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Sep
26

Taking a Step on the Field — Lincoln High School

   As the only YESS program not held during school hours or in an actual classroom, Lincoln High School runs a bit differently. We take the first couple of months, August and September, to identify students for the program. We reach out to the ones who hear about us and are willing to take the …

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Sep
19

West Starts the School Year With a Bang!

This year we hit the ground running at West High School!  Our rosters have changed quite a bit since school started but right now we have 5 classes with approximately 20 students from West High School in YESS, 50 with West Generations Academy, and 35 with our newest partner, West Leadership Academy.  I am so …

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Aug
28

Save the Date!

Mark your calendar! YESS Institute is hosting the 1st Annual YESS Casino Night Fundraiser on Thursday, November 6th. More information to follow. 

Jun
18

Cross-Cultural Connections: YESS Institute Meets With Moroccan Delegation

The International Visitor Leadership Program, an initiative of the United States Department of State, invited YESS Institute’s Co-Founder and Executive Director Carlo Kriekels to meet with the Moroccan delegation. The delegation is concluding a 3 week visit to the US to learn about children in the Justice System. The delegation reached out to YESS Institute …

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May
09

YESS Year End Celebration Featured on Broncos Blog!

Vasquez Preaches the Right Path Posted May 7, 2014 Gray CaldwellEditor, DenverBroncos.com / Team MediaFollow Gray on Twitter     Wednesday evening, Louis Vasquez spoke to 230 at-risk students with the YESS Institute to celebrate their success in 2014. DENVER – Louis Vasquez knows what got him to where he is today. A strong family background — …

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May
07

Press Release: YESS Year End Celebration at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium

        Patrick Smyth, Executive Director of Media Relations (patrick.smyth@broncos.nfl.net / 303-264-5536)  Rebecca Villanueva, Media Services Manager (rebecca.villanueva@broncos.nfl.net / 303-264-5598) Erich Schubert, Media Relations Manager (erich.schubert@broncos.nfl.net / 303-264-5503)   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                                                                  TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014   MEDIA CONTACT: Carlo Kriekels, carlo@yessinstitute.org, 303-525-3859 Ryann Nickerson, ryann.nickerson@gmail.com, 973-713-5005   DENVER BRONCOS G LOUIS VASQUEZ TO GIVE KEYNOTE ADDRESS  FOR HIGH-RISK YOUTH MENTOR PROGRAM …

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Apr
30

Join Us for the 2014 YESS Mentoring Celebration!

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