Supporting at-risk youth
Helping vulnerable youth and families
Leadership and mentorship for students and parents
What does success mean? Sometimes it means graduating on time. Sometimes it means being a leader in your community. And sometimes it means overcoming challenges. YES offers programs that help youth and parents thrive, no matter their circumstances.
Latino H.E.A.T. and Latinos Unidos
Latino H.E.A.T. (Hispanos En Accíon Together) and Latinos Unidos are student leadership, community service and cultural empowerment programs for Latino students in the Bellevue and Lake Washington school districts. The groups meet weekly and encourage friendship, academic achievement, volunteerism, leadership, cultural celebration and community involvement.
Mamas Unidas offers support, fun activities, education, cultural celebration and community involvement for Latino mothers. The program is presented in partnership with the Bellevue YMCA, where the group meets weekly.
The Success Mentoring program helps struggling youth ages 6 to 17 stay on track to graduate. The program supports youth in the Bellevue and Lake Washington school districts — many of whom are from low-income families — who are dealing with emotional or behavioral issues. Adult mentors spend a minimum of 200 hours with their student over the course of a year.