Our youth development and education philosophy focuses on creating leadership from within, engaging at-risk students by providing them with trained peer mentors who come from similar backgrounds and who share the same “cultural zip code.”
We recruit successful students to become the leaders in our program. These leaders develop the framework and skills to be positive role models to their peers. The mentors may be star students or even students who overcame academic challenges themselves.
All programs are on-site, school-based under supervision of YESS and school staff.