YES!Atlanta seeks to 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 Coaching for Success in 1993.
In the years since, Rising Star and Coaching for Success (now merged into Rising Star) impacted the lives of nearly 1,000 teenagers. In 1993, President George H.W. 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 National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (Georgia Chapter) continues their generous multi-year support of the work we have been doing to make a difference with the at-risk youth of Atlanta. We thank them again!
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 during the school year, 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