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Empowering every student to succeed

Nurturing the whole child

Promoting healthy lifestyle choices

Supporting lifelong learning

Colorado Gives Day 2023

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Give the gift of brighter futures to YESS students today and your generosity will be matched up to $20,000 thanks to the Friedman Family Foundation!

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Empowering Youth for 20 Years

YESS Institute supports youth development through peer mentoring, inclusive community building, and expert curriculum designed to promote social emotional learning and leadership


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Mentoring Training for Youth and Adults

Our social emotional learning curriculum is designed to prepare staff to coach youth mentors, providing them with tools to help teach social emotional intelligence to their peer mentees.

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