YES selects high-performing students from low-income communities and equips them with resources, support and academic skills required for success through high school, college, and career. Beginning in 6th grade, YES engages Scholars' intellectual curiosity through a unique curriculum and supports them holistically to ensure their long term success both in and outside the classroom. As Scholars progress through high school and college, they benefit from calibrated programming, including high school and college admissions counseling, summer programs tailored to their interests, and a strong community of peers. In addition to academic rigor, YES provides long-term holistic support services for our Scholars. Through social-emotional support, involvement with family and community, and a long-term commitment to each student's individual path, YES seeks to support students in every aspect of their lives. YES currently operates in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, and rural North Carolina.
YES-New York City selects students in 6th grade from Title I public schools in NYC’s District 5 (Central Harlem), and one charter school in the South Bronx. YES-NYC currently works with roughly 80 students, middle school to college, and is expanding every year.