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  • published Taste of Clemente 2017 2017-03-31 15:25:17 -0500

    Taste of Clemente 2017



    When: Saturday, April 29th, 2017 - 7:30 - 11:30 p.m.
    Where: St. Paul RCC Hall, 2127 West 22nd Place
    Tickets: $50/$60 at door BUY ONLINE

    What Would Roberto Clemente Do - If he were living and seeing what little promise there seems to be for poor urban youth?

    We like to hear stories about extraordinary kids who make it DESPITE all the adversity that they face day-to-day. What is common in these youth are positive adults who have high expectations for them, who allow them to have experiences where they may achieve or may make a mistake. But these positive people or mentors are there to help them up or to tell them to shake it off and get up. These mentors are there to say I expect you to figure out HOW you can make it despite all the adversity.

    Youth Empowering Strategies (YES!) is a program that makes our youth grow and makes them think and poses real life difficult situations for youth to figure out with other youth and adults. YES! teaches youth how to address and what are the best options on how to deal with these situations. These adult supervised age appropriate activities/experiences help determine which kids in adverse situations are able to prosper and grow and contribute positively to their communities. They also allow youth to have hope in other adults.

    How can we expect our students to DARE to be more if we do not provide them with programs and experiences that EXPECT them to BE MORE? I think Roberto Clemente would want our youth to be MORE! I think Roberto Clemente would DARE you to do MORE!

    Taste of Clemente Silent Auction & Cocktail Reception is our Annual fundraiser for YES! (Youth Empowering Strategies). YES! is a youth health education and advocacy program in Chicago.




    Learn more about this year's awardees: Jose A. Zayas, Sol Flores, Juan Colon, Regina Taylor and Dominique Cook.  Follow the link below to read a brief bio. 

    Taste Of Clemente Site: 2017 Awardees



    Preview some of the amazing artwork that will be available for bidding at this year's fundraiser.  We will be accepting all forms of payment for your convenience.  Follow the link below to see a snapshot of some of the items.

    Taste of Clemente Site: 2017 Silent Auction





  • published Student Lead Interviews in YES! Blog 2016-11-28 13:28:35 -0600

    Student Lead Interviews

    Interview: Roxane Padilla
    Posted by · November 28, 2016 1:56 PM

    Interview: Dr. Virginia Bishop
    Posted by · November 28, 2016 1:55 PM

    Interview: Sandra Ortiz
    Posted by · November 28, 2016 1:54 PM

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  • wants to volunteer 2016-01-17 17:35:47 -0600


    If you have questions or ideas that you would like to share or if you would like to partner with YES! Please fill out the contact form below.

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  • donated 2016-01-12 15:34:53 -0600


    YES! is a health education and advocacy program in Chicago. Our mission is to build an empowering foundation, for our community’s youth through their participation in diverse public health experiences. Our goal is to aid youth in becoming well rounded respectful and informed health advocates for themselves and their communities by empowering them to make healthy choices that positively affect their physical, mental, and spiritual health.

    If you would like to help us continue to realize this mission and goal, please visit our Contact Us page. We welcome your support and generosity.


    Make Payable To:

    Youth Empowering Strategies

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    Youth Empowering Strategies - YES!
    3847 N. Lowell
    Chicago, Illinois 60641


  • published Contact Us 2016-01-09 18:37:12 -0600

    Contact Us

    If you have questions or ideas that you would like to share or if you would like to partner with YES! Please fill out the contact form below.

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  • published Youth Health Educators in About 2016-01-09 17:23:29 -0600

    Youth Health Educators

    Since 2005, YES! has trained more than 125 Chicago High School students as peer health educators. These exceptional students are trained in teaching curricula in nutrition and fitness, violence prevention, teen pregnancy, and sexually transmitted infection prevention in their schools. In addition, the Youth Health Educators take part in YES! annual events and in an intensive summer health advocacy training program.


     Get To Know Our Youth Health Educators! 



    Brianna Medina

    A Freshman at Josephinum Academy joined the YES! crew in the Fall of 2015. She is specifically interested in educating her peers about Nutrition and Fitness. Her career interests are nursing and health. A fun fact about her is that she loves to travel.





    Ronia Matthews

    A Freshman at Josephinum Academy joined the YES! team after taking a Health class with us. She is eager to gain more knowledge on Dating Violence, so that she can spread those skills. Her career interest is Cosmetology. A fun fact about Ro is that she loves an occasional cookie with M&M's.



    2015-12-20_13.06.05.jpg Maria Soto

    A Freshman at Josephinum Academy she joined the YES! crew early this school semester. She looks forward to gaining more knowledge about the 3 subjects YES! teaches. Her career interests are both Law and Psychology. A fun fact about Maria is she works as a catechist at St. Mark's church in her neighborhood.


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