New York City



Following YES’ selection by the Wall Street Journal as its 2012 Innovator of the Year in Education, Columbia University invited YES to bring the program to talented scholars in Harlem’s Community District Five. In 2013, YES began meeting with these promising middle school students with the goal of preparing them for college graduation and beyond. YES-New York holds weekly sessions with students in their schools and curates a Saturday program at Columbia University where graduate students lead seminars in biology, literature, and finance.

YES currently provides services for select students attending these District Five schools:

• PS 129 – John H. Finley
• PS 123 – Mahalia Jackson
• PS 161 – Pedro Albizu
• PS 046 – Arthur Tappan
• PS 499 – Frederick Douglass Academy
• PS 670 – Thurgood Marshall Academy
• PS 362 – Columbia Secondary School