Youth Empowerment Strategies for Success (YESS) is a comprehensive and integrated program that unites community partners and academic leaders to empower foster youth to successfully transition into independent living. Using the 3R approach, the YESS program provides services that focus on life skills training and academic performance with the objective of achieving self-sufficiency, college degree or certificate completion, and employment.
3Rs of Success
- Rigor: Challenging, confidence building, interactive, and outcome-oriented learning experiences that addresses the needs of youth
- Relevancy: Multi-level training and practical learning opportunities that correspond to real life situations
- Relationships: A continuum of service through which college and YESS staff model and promote the cultivation of permanent relationships with caring adults