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Yes Scholars (formerly HYPE Los Angeles)

  • Yes Scholars (formerly HYPE Los Angeles)
  • P.O. Box 3085
  • Inglewood, CA 90304
  • 310-419-1845
  • 2010
  • Rachel Torrey
  • Director of Programs
  • 314-402-1601

Program Description

Young Eisner Scholars (YES) provides talented low-income students with the guidance and resources to qualify for admission at elite college-prep independent high schools. YES provides a blend of intensive programming and services to help students gain admission, finance their education, and succeed in high school and beyond.

Success Stories

A note from YES student Alberto upon his full-ride acceptance to Tufts University: "This is something we have worked towards for a very long time! I say we because you were one of my coaches! I cannot stress enough how big of a role you played in my life's work and future! To thank you I want to explain something. I know you realize that we do not reply to many of your emails often. However, I'm glad that despite our lacking efforts, you continuously and constantly sent us informative emails. It was on one of these emails [from College Greenlight] where I found information that made me apply to the only college overnight program I ever attended. It was to Tufts! I just want to thank you for everything you have done for us and I hope you continue to do so for the many kids relying on YES" Thank you College Greenlight for helping my students learn about opportunities that led them to college!

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 85%
  • Other: 8%
  • African American: 6%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 140
  • Middle School: 60
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 50
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students
  • Undocumented Students (20)

First-Generation

  • More than 75%

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 100%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 85%