Middle School

The YES Middle School Program prepares students academically and socially to transition to competitive high schools. Middle schoolers participate in weekly in-school and Saturday sessions focused on a rigorous math and logic curriculum to improve critical thinking, literacy, and self-expression. Scholars participate in robust summer programming designed to build cultural capital and prevent academic summer backslides through field trips, outdoor education, camps, and early exposure STEM classes.
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High School

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The YES High School program supports students academically, culturally, and socially during their high school careers and prepares them to be competitive candidates for college acceptance. YES staff members work one-on-one with scholars to create college readiness plans and we offer access to academic tutoring, internships, summer programs, socio-emotional support, and topical workshops. Scholars and their families are supported through every step of the college admissions process: from personal statement seminars to YES college tours around the country. We also work closely with families to navigate the complicated world of college costs, providing individualized support for the financial aid process and scholarship programs.

College and Career

The YES College Program supports students in finding the optimal path to personal and professional success through academic, social, emotional, financial, and career support. College financial support includes robust aid to cover tuition gaps, housing, textbooks, and the hidden costs of college, such as clothing, dorm supplies, health insurance, and transportation. YES also helps scholars access immersive and experiential education opportunities like study-abroad programs, professional internships, and other transformative opportunities often reserved for those from higher-income families. YES provides comprehensive career and graduate school preparation.

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Programming Highlights

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In addition to intensive in-school and weekend academic enrichment sessions, YES provides opportunities for our middle school Scholars to engage in impactful programming including:

Curious Cardinals | UCLA UniCamp

Vanderbilt Program for Talented Youth | Girls Who Code

idTech YMCA | Camp Whittle

Appalachian Mountain Leadership | NCSSM Summer Camp Accelerator Program

530 Scholars | YES Summer Symposium