YES identifies high-potential students from low-income communities in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, and rural Appalachian North Carolina, and provides them with the long-term support, resources, and educational access required for success through high school, college, and career.
For bright, ambitious students from impoverished neighborhoods, a college degree represents a clear path out of the crippling cycle of poverty. But potential is stifled by their circumstances: a lack of awareness, exposure, and opportunity due to financial, educational, and social inequality. YES prepares and empowers students at a young age to transcend those boundaries and removes the financial obstacles that would otherwise limit their success.
Watch the video for the story of YES Scholar Oscar Velasquez.