The YESS Institute has been supporting youth, schools and communities for over 20 years.
Providing youth the SEL and leadership skills to succeed
Students served in YESS Classrooms
Hours of direct support delivered to students and families
Data shows that peer groups directly influence adolescent behavior. Therefore, we provide students with intensive support in a daily, credited class for an entire academic year. This is how YESS students compare to their peers in the same cohort:
of YESS seniors achieve post-secondary acceptance
Million of financial aid earned collectively by YESS students
Local, state, national and international partners
On-site programs offering embedded in-school programming
Since legalization, both youth and adults may make decisions on cannabis based on misinformation. Surveying hundreds of youth across 19 different agencies who completed the Healthy Lifestyles program, this is what students said:
Hear directly from YESS mentees and mentors on how our programs impact their lives.
YESS is a cornerstone for the important prevention and intervention work at any school. Their academic and social-emotional support for the students most in need…. is critical for the goals of college and career readiness for ALL!Assistant Superintendent, Denver Public Schools