YESS at Scott Carpenter Middle School

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), and that YESS functions like their family at school. We’ve all worked hard to create a supportive environment in the YESS classroom and I adore how much they relish the love they receive here.

On Wednesday and Thursday, we explored the concept of wealth. As you may expect, the scholars had a money-driven definition of the term so we discussed why many of us only think of material wealth, as opposed to intangible wealth. We also watched a video about wealth inequality in America that really surprised the kids. You can take a look here. Below, you’ll see the students’ perceptions of what wealthy people have. Things like mansions, money, and even plastic surgery were included!