YES spends 37% our programming budget on costs for our college Scholars including tuition and housing, travel expenses, textbooks and supplies, and health insurance. YES makes all payments directly to colleges, bookstores, and airlines to ensure that we can account for every dollar spent.

YES’  FY '22 - '23 budget was $2,061,894 with the following expense breakdown:

76% to Programs
14% to General Operations
10% to Fundraising

It costs YES around $40,000 to fund one student from 6th grade through college graduation and beyond. Additionally, each year, YES leverages over $350,000 in scholarships and financial aid for each Scholar at independent schools and in college.