Category Archive: BLOG

May
22

Another Successful Year at North High School – Congratulations YESS Graduates!

As the month of May and the DPS school year both come to a close, we are very sad here at North to say goodbye to our amazing seniors, some of whom have been involved with our program for the last three years. However, we are absolutely thrilled about the opportunities and adventures that they …

Continue reading »

May
15

Burnout? Stop Blaming Others.

This morning I taught on the Unversity of Denver Campus at the 2015 AmeriCorps State Member Retreat organized by Serve Colorado, which is a part of the Governor’s Commission on Community Service.  Lieutenant Governor Garcia welcomed and acknowledged over 200 AmeriCorps Members for their service and dedication.   The YESS Institute’s workshop – Burnout? Stop …

Continue reading »

May
08

Year-End Update From Shaw Heights Middle School

The YESS Institute at Shaw Heights Middle school as accomplished so much in its first year! This year students ran a clothing drive, went to a Nuggets game, did a community recycling project in partnership with the Doubletree Kids Who Care project. Students also attended a University of Colorado Denver presentation and attended the 23rd …

Continue reading »

May
04

Wrapping Up a Successful Year at Lincoln

It’s been an eventful ride this spring for the Lincoln Lancers! On April 9th, Lincoln was well represented at the YES Road to Success Breakfast with over 15 student volunteers – thank you to everyone who donated and continues to support the YESS program! Students were excited to tell guests about their experiences and their …

Continue reading »

Apr
17

The Home Stretch at West

blog pic 2

Here we are, on the home stretch, 7 weeks until school is over.  I cant believe all that has happened this year and all that we still have to do!!   At the beginning of this trimester in all of our classes we talked about how students would do things differently if given the chance …

Continue reading »

Apr
10

Update From Scott Carpenter Middle School

The last month at Scott Carpenter has been a whirlwind. The students learned about the difference between thoughts and emotions, unhelpful thinking styles, and accountability. Not only that, but they participated in PARCC tests and enjoyed a well-deserved spring break. The mentors are really stepping up to the plate to help their mentees and I’ve …

Continue reading »

Apr
03

Prepping College-Bound Students at North High School

The past few weeks at North High School have been very full and a bit hectic: seniors are scrambling to get their scholarship applications polished and sent off, and all students have been preparing for the end of the academic quarter.   Reading through students’ scholarship essays has been a touching and enlightening experience, as …

Continue reading »

Mar
27

4th Annual Colorado Mentoring Symposium

On May 1, the Colorado Mentoring Partnership (CMP) presents the fourth Annual Colorado Mentoring Symposium.     The YESS Institute has been an active partner in the Colorado mentoring community to re-institute a statewide mentoring conference.   In 2011, the Youth Mentoring Collaborative recognized the need for professional development for mentoring practitioners in Colorado.   Together …

Continue reading »

Mar
20

Middle School Goals and Dreams

                In the months of February and March students at Shaw Heights Middle School were busy making “Love cups” and “Trust Bridges.” Mentees and mentors discussed what is draining them in life and how to overcome and fix the things that are draining them in life. The “Love Cups” …

Continue reading »

Mar
13

Update From Lincoln High School

Exciting things have been happening at the Lincoln YESS Program! Several students in the program were recently filmed by a PBS film crew and were able to tell their inspiring stories. It is amazing to hear how the students have overcome challenges and work diligently to keep their grades up and attend school. We were …

Continue reading »

Older posts «