Activities - Teaching Opportunites
Each day our children participate in a chapel service where they have the opportunity to hear a positive message. This is a fun time for the kids to learn new songs, hear Bible stories, and learn memory verses. The most important thing that we do at YES is to plant a seed in a child’s heart.
Tutoring & Homework Assistance
Utilizing hundreds of volunteers from the business community and area colleges, children receive one-on-one homework assistance and tutoring in basic literacy, math and English. After each session, children enjoy a nutritious meal and are provided transportation home.
Because many low-income children don’t have access or exposure to the arts, YES strives to bring the arts to them.
Each of our three centers has a state-of-the-art computer lab. During the week our children participate in some type of computer practice. The younger children love playing educational computer games. Our teens have learned important skills like designing their own newspaper, creating PowerPoint presentations, learning how to use Excel and more!
By exposing our kids to service opportunities, we pray that the kids will grow in compassion and understanding of those areas where they can make the world better. Our children have participated in organized service projects such as yard work, painting houses and visiting the elderly. We have taken our teens on trips to do disaster relief. By fostering within them the desire to serve, we are encouraging them to embody the essence of Christ.
Job Skills Training
Our goal at YES is be holistic – to give kids who don’t have opportunities and resources the same exposure and encouragement that other kids have, to put them on a level playing field so they can achieve successful lives. For this reason, throughout the year we inform our children of various trades through our job skills training program.