Franklin Fair brings together youth, community, fire fighters, and police

Imagine Marietta police officers and fire fighters competing in an eating contest against the youth of Franklin Gateway. Imagine a tug-a-war competition between apartment complexes.  ...

Franklin Gateway Soccer Tournament: Saturday, May 6

Mentoring Program Bigs will bring the community together through a soccer tournament between Franklin Gateway Apartment Complexes this Saturday, May 6 at 10:00 am at...

Dr. Rivera, MCS Superintendent Visits YELLS May 4

Join us Thursday, May 4 for a community discussion with Dr. Rivera, Marietta City Schools Superintendent This community meeting is a follow-up to Dr. Rivera’s...

YELLS April Students of the Month

Our YELLS youth amaze us each day as they demonstrate servant-leadership. Each month, we honor youth in each grade level that go above and beyond....

Funder Spotlight: Rotary Club of Marietta

Here at YELLS, we like to celebrate each and every member of our family.  This month, we’re so excited to shine a light on our...

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.