Who is YES, Inc.

Youth Educational Society of Charlotte, Incorporated is a 501c3 nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of North Carolina.

The mission of the Youth Educational Society, Inc. (YES) is to advance the ideals of leadership, citizenship, and academic excellence through mentoring programs, educational and public health initiatives and strong collaborative partnerships.

Youth Educational Society was established by the Beta Rho Sigma graduate Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated to focus on local issues effecting youth in the Charlotte-Metropolitan area.

  • Youth Educational Society of Charlotte (YES, Inc.) primary serves youth from low socioeconomic communities and communities that are deemed underserved. YES, Inc. also serves youth whom have been identified and labeled as being "at-risk" through the following signature programs:

  • Suited for Success is designed to address leadership development, scholastic achievement, and workforce development.

  • Reading Raiders Program is a summer literacy program that helps increase school success for children from underserved communities.

  • Let's Talk About It! is a program designed to reach males ranging from the age 10 to 18 and working closely with youth who have been through the adjudication process.

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I just want to personally thank you guys for the work you are doing with our future leaders. Keep up the outstanding work and I'm here for support and encouragement.
- Maurice Hamilton Jr.

I would like to say thanks to ALL the mentors of Sigma Beta Club for all that you do. My son Chase has only attended two sessions and in that time there is a noticeable difference in the way he carries himself and his behavior in school. I receive calls on a weekly basis from his teachers and the principal, usually I answer the calls with hesitation as these calls are often reporting of him misbehaving. I am proud to say that the last three weeks have been all good news and it is a direct correlation on him starting Sigma Beta Club. Thank you ALL for providing these young men and future leaders with your time, wisdom and guidance.
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Proud Parent of Sigma Beta Club!