Rising Star Celebrates the New Year
Held at the Villages at Carver YMCA, the lively event was attended by YES!Atlanta Rising Star XIV graduates, Committed Partners, volunteers, parents and staff. Board Chair Carmen Davis and parents contributed food. Board member Sonya Madison and her friends from Home Depot brought gifts for the teens that were wrapped by YES! volunteers who later helped serve the guests. Board member Harold Hardnett and his Committed Partner spoke passionately about their experiences in the program. The celebration marked an important milestone - the revival of the Rising Star Youth Intensive. The teens and their Committed Partners will now work together for a full year to fulfill their personal promises for self-improvement.
YES!Atlanta seeks give at-risk teenagers a chance to experience personal success through voluntary programs based on long-term regular support by committed, caring and trained adults.
Our goals are to:
In 1988 a small group of citizens concerned about despair among inner-city youth joined hands to create what later became YES!Atlanta (YES stands for Youth Experiencing Success ). We delivered our first Rising Star program in 1990, and our first Coaching for Success program two years later.
In the years since, Rising Star and Coaching for Success have impacted the lives of nearly 1,000 teenagers. In 1993, President George Bush named YES!Atlanta America's 1,003rd "Point of Light" in recognition of the quality of our work with at-risk teens.
Many thanks to these recent supporters
The Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy
Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy Rising Stars with their Committed Partners from the Epsilon Iota Psi Sorority at Oglethorpe University.
Meeting every Friday afternoon, CSKYWA Rising Stars and their YES!Atlanta volunteer mentors discuss how one of these five Program Cornerstones applies to their life, now and in the future:
Our goal is to have these young women graduate high school and continue maturing into successful and fulfilled adulthood. Every dollar you contribute will go toward generating the resources we need to continue to produce this unique and transformative program.
"WHY I STAY"
It might have been my son in that orange jump suit...."
A long-time YES!Atlanta volunteer's personal story
CONTACT US AT:
(678)467-4743 PO BOX 54692 Atlanta, GA 30308
Acting Executive Director