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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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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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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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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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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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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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Apr
15

Springtime at Scott Carpenter Middle School

This has been a busy time at Scott Carpenter! Ms. Coleman, who took over the program while I was on leave, is a top-notch educator. She made sure the core YESS content…

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Apr
08

Life After Spring Break at Ranum Middle School

This week is a wild one coming back from Spring Break. Students had it extended by having no school on Monday but 7th and 8th graders were welcomed…

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Mar
18

Getting College-Ready at North High School

As the end of the school year rolls around our seniors at North High School are starting to make the hard choice of what they will being doing after graduation…

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Mar
11

March at Abraham Lincoln High School

Well here we are, the month of March! Our mentors here at Lincoln are really trying to cram work on their mentees. The month of March and the first couple of weeks of April are going to be hectic here due to all the big tests coming up. Getting the students’ grades up and getting ready for testing is our main priority here at Lincoln this month.

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