What is your mission?
The mission of Youth Education Through Sports, Inc. (YES Inc.) is to "Get Student-Athletes 'In-Need' College Ready."
What makes your organization so unique in the non-profit space?
YES Inc. has created a unique academic & athletic development model targeting high school and middle school student-athletes through an irresistible recruitment vehicle known as SMARTBALL. The SMARTBALL program and curriculum prepares college-interested student-athletes and enlists a network of supporters (coaches, principals, guidance counselors, parents and fans) to assure academic success leading to high school and college graduation.
What is your organization up to at the moment & how can CUP Members be involved?
YES Inc., under the new leadership of its recently appointed Board Chair, Len Elmore, Esq., is establishing solid programs and services along with institutional and business partners to build a sustainable organization to service its target demographic. CUP members can become involved by joining the board and/or helping us identify committed funding and resource partners in areas like sports and education technology to enhance our curriculum and service offerings and support our growth objectives.