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The Denver Post’s Season to Share Features YESS Institute

We are thrilled to share some exciting news with our YESS Institute community! YESS Institute was recently featured in The Denver Post’s Season to Share article, highlighting the incredible work...

Navigating the Pathways of Healing: A Comprehensive Guide to Counseling and Therapy

In the realm of mental health support, the terms counseling and therapy are often used interchangeably, but they entail distinct approaches to healing and well-being. Counseling generally involves short-term discussions...

The Transformative Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Education and Youth Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly altered the landscape of education, and required schools and educational institutions to transition to virtual learning to ensure the safety of students and staff. This abrupt...

Social Emotional Learning & Coping Skills for Students: Navigating Life’s Challenges

You’ve probably heard “coping skills,” but what are they really and why do they matter? And – how do coping skills relate to social emotional learning programs like those offered...

The Transformative Impact of YESS Programs: A Call to Action for Colorado Gives Day

As Colorado Gives Day approaches, it’s crucial to reflect on the profound impact of the YESS Institute’s programs. For over 20 years, the YESS Institute has been at the forefront...

Celebrating Two Decades of Empowerment: The History of YESS Institute

About YESS For the past two decades, the YESS Institute has been a pivotal force in shaping the futures of young people through its innovative and impactful programs. Founded with...

Mental Health and Oppression: An Unseen Connection

In today’s world, it is crucial to acknowledge and address the history of oppression that has affected various groups based on factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability/disability...

Social Media & Youth Mental Health: Understanding the Impacts

In today’s digital age, social media has become an integral part of young people’s lives, influencing how they interact, communicate, and perceive the world around them. Social media encompasses a...

Shaw Heights Middle School: Celebrating the YESS Classroom

Shaw Heights Middle School’s YESS Program spent the month of October learning about Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills like identity, values, self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making...

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