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School Engagement & Peer Mentoring

SEL and peer mentoring programs that support positive youth development

YESS programming can be facilitated directly by YESS staff, or by school faculty who are trained and supported by YESS.

The YESS Classroom

About YESS Classroom

The YESS Classroom cultivates an inclusive learning environment where students are encouraged and prepared to reconnect to a positive school culture. Student mentees are matched with peer mentors and work one-on-one for an entire academic year developing SEL, academic supports, and leadership skills through the Road to Success curriculum

How YESS Mentoring Impacts Students

of YESS students demonstrate positive changes in social-emotional learning 

of YESS students see an increase in earned school credits
of YESS seniors achieve post-secondary acceptance
YESS Mentees average 6 more days of school attended per year
of YESS students are on track to graduate
of Non-YESS students are on track to graduate
percentage increase in ELA achievement among YESS students
percentage increase in Math achievement among YESS students

What Students are Saying

What students learn

The YESS curriculum addresses five social-emotional learning and essential competencies on:

  • self-awareness
  • self-management
  • social awareness, relationship skills
  • responsible decision making
  • brain development
  • body image
  • healthy eating
  • peer pressure/bullying.

What the Program Includes

The YESS peer mentoring program is built around flexibility depending on where and how the program is deployed. We bring our expert knowledge on youth development and mentoring, family outreach support–all to the highest CASEL standards– to your school. The program includes:

Want to Learn More?

Contact us today to learn more about our programs, our curriculum, activities, assessments, and more.

Healthy Lifestyles 3.0

About Healthy Lifestyles 3.0

Healthy Lifestyles 3.0 is a cannabis early-prevention curriculum uniquely designed for youth in grades 6-8. The goal of this curriculum is to educate youth about the marijuana issues they are (or will be) confronting and equip them with tools to address these challenges.

New! Healthy Lifestyles 3.0 eLearning

YESS also offers Healthy Lifestyles 3.0 eLearning, a highly interactive eLearning simulation that helps youth make healthy choices and build valuable life skills. This 9-level eLearning curriculum is designed to educate youth about the marijuana issues they are (or will be) confronting and equip them with tools they need to address these challenges.

Lessons include:
  • Myths and Facts about Marijuana
  • Identity and Choice
  • Rights and Consequences
  • Decision-making
  • Media, Peer Pressure, and Culture

What Students are Saying

How Healthy Lifestyles 3.0 Impacts Student

of Healthy Lifestyles participants said it helped them think about who to trust when getting information about Cannabis
of Healthy Lifestyles participants said it helped them understand how Cannabis impacts brain functions
of Healthy Lifestyles participants said it helped them think about how friends can influence each others’ decisions
of Healthy Lifestyles participants said they better understand the laws around Cannabis and how it came to be legal



The curriculum is aligned with positive youth development best practices in Program Quality Assessment (PQA), Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), and National Health Education standards that value the role and importance of youth being in control of their decision-making.

Students learn how to:

Each lesson provides a familiar routine: opening/warm-up activity, youth-driven activity options, and a personal or group reflection opportunity. The approach to Healthy Lifestyles 2.0 is inquiry-based and student-driven: lessons promote a trusting, safe environment that encourages discussion and discovery through fun, peer-led activities.

Road to Success

About Road to Success

Road to Success is an expertly designed social-emotional learning curriculum, informed by the five core competencies of Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning and aligned with Colorado Department Education academic standards. Each lesson is intentionally constructed to provide every student with essential social-emotional tools for lifelong success in school, relationships, and life. Unit content includes building community; developing personal identity; drug and substance use prevention; financial literacy; practicing accountability; and pursuing social justice.

What students are saying

What the Program Includes

Road to Success contains six interdisciplinary units and over 250 hours of educational instruction based on leading research in adolescent brain development and trauma-informed care and is aligned with best practices in positive youth development and cross-age peer mentoring.



1. Community
2. Healthy Relationships
3. Substance Abuse
4. Financial Literacy
5. The Stand Up Project
6. My Personal Brand

What students learn:

Each lesson contains (2) SEL domains. To best meet your needs, the curriculum
provides a specialized index of individual lessons organized by domain.

  • Self Awareness
  • Self Management
  • Social Awareness
  • Relationship Skills
  • Responsible Decision Making

Pricing for YESS Programs

The YESS Classroom Program
(YESS staff supporting your Staff)

Support and PD


YESS Curriculum
(Road to Success & HL 3.0 Licenses)

Programs Cost

Road to Success – $XX
Healthy Lifestyles 3.0 – $XX
Both Programs – $XX

YESS In-School Program
(YESS staff embedded in your School)

On-site YESS teacher cost


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