YES-NEW YORK CITY

YES New York City

YES New York City selects students from six public middle schools in Manhattan’s District 5: Central & West Harlem: 

  • Columbia Secondary School for Math, Science, & Engineering (M362)
  • Fredrick Douglas Academy (M499)
  • Mahalia Jackson (PS 123)
  • Pedro Albizu Campos (PS 161)
  • Teachers College Community School (M517)
  • Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning & Social Change (M670)

Rising 7th grade YES Scholars participate in our Columbia University based summer program, which blends field trips around New York City, outdoor experiences, test prep for high school exams, and a culminating final project. Beginning in 7th grade and continuing throughout 8th grade students receive weekly in-school sessions, and weekly Saturday enrichment programming at Columbia University. YES programming is additionally focused on the preparation of our scholars for high school applications, including screened public, specialized, and independent high schools.

As Scholars progress through the YES trajectory in high school, they benefit from individualized programming, including but not limited to: high school and college admissions counseling, resume building, SAT Prep, access to summer programs tailored to their interests, and a strong community of their peers. Through social-emotional support, involvement with family and community, and a long-term commitment to each student's individual path, YES seeks to empower students in every aspect of their lives.

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In total, we currently support over 100 students. All of whom come from racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds that have traditionally been underserved by New York City Public Schools.

Recent YES-NYC Scholar Accomplishments (School Year 2019-2020)

Middle School
High School
College

Jahliza Cruz '20

  • Accepted to The Bronx Junior Photo League After-school Program
  • Accepted to Barnard College Science & Technology Entry Spring 2020 Program

Lauren Harper '20

  • Accepted to The Saturday Academy at the Museum of the City of New York

Thahera Rahman '20

  • Accepted to the City College of New York Spring 2020 STEM Institute Saturday Program

Isael Campos '20

  • Accepted to the City College of New York Spring 2020 STEM Institute Saturday Program

Indigo Wright '20

  • Accepted to Legal Outreach's 2020 Summer Law Institute

Zaire Butts '20

  • Accepted to The Saturday Academy at the Museum of the City of New York

Pharell Aybar '21

  • Accepted to Barnard College Science & Technology Entry Spring 2020 Program

 

Follyvi Dossa '20

  • Accepted to Morehouse College Early Decision 
  • Accepted to The State University College at Buffalo
  • Accepted to The State University of New York at Oswego
  • Accepted to The State University of New York College at Old Westbury
  • Accepted to Lehman College - City University of New York
  • Accepted to John Jay College of Criminal Justice - City University of New York
  • Accepted to Norfolk State University

Aminata Dosso '21

  • Accepted to a Museum Apprenticeship at the Brooklyn Museum 

Brandon Nesmith '21

  • Accepted to the Columbia University State Pre-College Enrichment Program
  • Accepted to the College Now Program at the City College of New York Spring 2020

Melani Garcia '21

  • Accepted to the Phillips Academy Andover H.U.A.C.A. Project in Peru (Human Understanding through Archaeology and Cultural Awareness)

Jacob Kele '21

  • Accepted to the City College of New York Spring 2020 STEM Institute Saturday Program
  • Accepted to the College Now Program at the City College of New York Spring 2020

Yariana Manzano-Maldonado '22

  • Accepted to the Phillips Academy Andover Study Abroad Trip to The Green School in Bali, Indonesia

Kristy Del Orbe '22

  • Accepted to CIEE Japanese Language & Culture Summer Study Abroad Program in Kyoto, Japan 

Sandra Dossa '23

  • Accepted to the Saltz Internship Program at The Museum of Natural History

Mariamu Conteh '23

  • Accepted to the New Museum Youth Council 

David Moreno '23

  • Accepted to the City College of New York Spring 2020 STEM Institute Saturday Program

Fatoumata Barry '21

  • Accepted to the Spelman College Global Health Trip to South Africa

Abigail Castillo '21 

  • Accepted to the University of Southern California Study Abroad Course "Visualizing Cuba: Arts, Politics and Society in Today's Cuba"

Patrick Brito '23

  • Accepted as an analyst to Georgetown University Public Real Estate Fund