Youth Expecting Success (YES) Mentoring is the central mentoring program for OKAY Institute, Inc. The group mentoring allows youth to work with a mentor in a small group setting. Through this partnership youth will be able to break down barriers and create opportunities for success; furthering their ability to realize that it is “O.K.A.Y.” to be smart and explore available opportunities.
The Youth Advisory Board is open to male and female middle and high school students. As a board member, youth will work with other youth, to build character traits, learn and enhance leadership & life skills and participate in activities that will empower them to be successful, excel in school and beyond and be productive citizens. Youth receive volunteer/service hours.
We Are Going Somewhere (WAGS) is a segment of O.K.A.Y. Institute, Inc. that will provide opportunities for youth to experience the world around them through educational and informational field trips. These trips will allow students to travel outside of their neighborhoods and make real world connections to what they are learning as Youth Advisory Board members.