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Fact or Opinion? YES Speaker Gabe Salazar Inspires Students With Message of Self-Worth

Fact or Opinion? The sky is blue. Fact or Opinion? You have value. Fact or Opinion? You have purpose. Fact or Opinion? You are loved. Gabe’s message of hope will inspire you, just as it inspires students across the nation!

An Educator's Perspective: The Impact of Peer-to-Peer Mentoring

Kelly, a Freshmen Success Coach at a North Texas high school, describes how the YES Peer-to-Peer Mentoring program has transformed the lives of students on her campus. 

What Students Say About Peer-to-Peer Mentoring

Meet Chloé and Nestor; two of our student mentors in the YES Peer-to-Peer Mentoring program. Both students share how the program has made an impact on their lives, providing them with positive peer connections and hope for a successful future. 

Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Graduation Celebration '22-'23!

YES is impacting students through Peer-to-Peer Mentoring! Here’s how we celebrated the success of an incredible school year filled with hope and connection!

Meet Dre: 2022 Keith Davis U-Turn Award Recipient

The 2022 Keith Davis U-Turn Award award recipient is Dre Hill, former student mentee and mentor in the YES Peer-to-Peer Mentoring program. After graduating high school, Dre joined the U.S. Navy and is now serving as a Navy SEAL. Watch the video above to learn more about Dre’s story and the impact YES has made on his life.

Dulce’s Story

Dulce was in her senior year of high school when the pandemic hit. Dreams of going to prom and walking across the stage at graduation came to a halt, and online learning presented challenges and feelings of isolation. Dulce shares how YES was there for her during such a critical and unsure time in her life. 

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Over 5.2 million students, parents, and educators have been impacted through our resourced experiences! Whether you make a one-time gift or become a monthly donor, your contribution of any size will bring hope and connection to the students we serve, their parents, and educators. Thank you for your support!

What People Are Saying About YES Programs

 

Tory’s message was powerful and realistic! Our students enjoyed the humorous delivery of the message.

Wynesther Cousins

West Point Consolidated School District