YESS Institute

The YESS Institute provides secondary school students the skills to shift the negative cycle of poverty, dropout and violence into a positive cycle of leadership development, civic engagement and economic contribution through peer mentoring and emotional intelligence.

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Search Criteria

Youth Development
Community Improvement & Capacity Building

Search Tags:
youth, mentoring, peer mentoring, school engagement, school success, dropout prevention, academic intervention, service learning, outcomes, social wellness, emotional intelligence, social emotional learning, college and career readiness, high school, middle school, high school graduation, graduation rates, opportunity youth, school culture, leadership pipeline, emerging leaders, students of color, poverty, disadvantaged students, free and reduced lunch, disenfranchised youth, school to prison pipeline, latino, youth leadership

Service Areas

Colorado Counties Served

  • Adams
  • Denver
  • Metropolitan Denver Area

States Served

  • Alaska
  • Colorado

Nations Served

  • United States
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