YELLS Academic Pep Rally

On a warm September afternoon, YELLS youth burst through a banner that proudly proclaimed #welovefranklingateway to kick-off the first ever Franklin Gateway Academic Pep Rally!...

Excitement Builds for the Academic Pep Rally

It’s time to get excited about academic achievement! Thursday, September 15, YELLS is hosting an Academic Pep Rally for community members of all ages and...

YELLS Welcomes Three AmeriCorps VISTAs

The YELLS family is growing thanks to a grant from the AmeriCorps VISTA program, which awarded YELLS three VISTAs for the 2016-2017 school year. VISTA,...

YELLS Celebrates Community at Franklin Fair

On April 16, 2016 after planning for months, YELLS youth leaders hosted the Franklin Fair in the Liberty Pointe residential community. Support from numerous partnerships...

Bigs & Littles

Check out Bigs & Littles who get matched for the YELLS mentoring program  

YELLS empowers youth to rise as active, healthy, and productive servant-leaders within their communities.


Our innovative programs combine mentorship, leadership development, academic achievement, community involvement, and service learning.


Mentoring Program

Mentoring Program
By matching high-school "Bigs" with elementary-school "Littles," the YELLS Mentoring Program fosters an ethos of service and helps students develop as servant-leaders.

Afterschool Program

Afterschool Program
The YELLS Afterschool Program provides academic enrichment, leadership and character development, art, recreation, and community service opportunities to elementary-age students.

Community Action Café

Community Action Café
At once a gathering space for the community and a teen program promoting leadership, financial literacy, and career development, the Café program enlivens the Franklin Gateway community.

Work at YELLS

Work at YELLS
Our internships and paid positions let you gain experience in a dynamic workplace as you change the lives of young people.

Volunteer

Volunteer
By volunteering with YELLS, you can changes the lives of young people by modeling servant-leadership.

Contribute

Contribute
By giving money, supplies, or technology to YELLS, you join a set of donors and community partners working to bring innovative opportunities to young people in Marietta.