Youth Empowerment through Learning, Leading, and Serving (YELLS)
About Youth Empowerment through Learning, Leading, and Serving (YELLS)
YELLS empowers youth to rise as active, healthy, and productive servant-leaders within their communities. Youth Empowerment through Learning, Leading, and Serving, Inc. (YELLS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit youth development organization based in the Franklin Gateway community of Marietta, Georgia. By providing youth with marketable skills, support, and opportunities, we inspire them to invest in themselves, in their educations, and in their communities.
A YELLS teen advocates for his community at a City Council meeting.
Whether they are kindergartners or high schoolers, YELLS youth participate in innovative programs that combine mentorship, character development, academic achievement, community involvement, and service learning. From Afterschool Program participants who learn that daily acts of kindness can be fun, to Mentoring Program participants who are inspired and inspire in turn, to Community Action Café participants who have made successful government proposals to shape the identity of their community, YELLS youth receive support from the programs but also shape them as they assert their voices as community leaders.
YELLS provides a safe haven for youth in the Franklin Gateway neighborhood while empowering them with the skills, resources, and character they need to serve as effective leaders and community members. Leadership workshops, arts enrichment, recreational activities, and academic support all work together, along with parent workshops and engagement, to build assets for youth and to promote stronger, healthier communities.
YELLS envisions communities where youth have voice and value and ensures they possess the leadership skills, confidence, character, and collaborative networks needed to shape their world. If given the opportunity and the tools, young people will innovate to solve problems and build community. YELLS brings together partners, parents, and residents to foster a culture of learning, leading, and serving that puts youth at a competitive edge in school, in the community, and in life.
6 jobs with Youth Empowerment through Learning, Leading, and Serving (YELLS)
Responsible for managing the daily operations of the Community Action Café and is the primary contact with Community Action Café youth.
40 hours/week (core hours are 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, but this varies); VISTA members must fulfill a year-long commitment beginning in 2022.
Will build strong relationships and develop a sustainable marketing and engagement plan to reach and mobilize the community
Recruit and manage volunteers for all program needs (mentoring youth, tutoring, leading activities, maintaining community garden...
Will develop and grow our donor base and capture data to best communicate our impact and success stories.
Responsible for shaping the direction of the Community Action Café and developing resources and partnerships to support its goals.