Student tuition payments and supplemental collegiate costs account for YES’ largest programming expense, demanding 41% of the YES budget. YES makes payments directly to colleges, bookstores, and airlines to ensure every penny goes directly to academic expenses. It costs YES around $40,000 to fund one student from 6th grade through college graduation.

YES’ 2020 Financial Audit shows the following expense breakdown:

85% to Programs
8% to General Operations
7% to Fundraising

Additionally, each year, YES leverages over $1,000,000 in scholarships and financial aid for our Scholars at independent schools and in college.