What we do
YES! for Schools is dedicated to providing youth with a healthy body, a healthy mind and a healthy lifestyle. We do this by offering youth practical tools and life skills to manage stress and emotions. Our experiential curriculum includes stretching and exercise, targeted breathing techniques, life skills in conflict resolution, and life lessons on human values such as responsibility, respect, friendliness, kindness and cooperation. As students learn how to manage their stress in a healthy way, they exhibit greater confidence and motivation to succeed in school and make healthy choices when faced with life’s challenges.
One hundred sixty freshmen at Gertz Ressler, a distinguished charter high school in South Central Los Angeles, participated in the YES! for Schools program this September 2011. The teaching team consisted of a total of five teachers and assistants: Nancy Zalazar (myself), Nadine Allan, Dee Dee… Read More Read More »