Bringing School and Community Together

This Thanksgiving, we have much to be thankful for.  On the top of the list is our partnership with Marietta City Schools.  We’re proud to...

Student Spotlight: Joaquin Santana & Zacchaeus Johnson

YELLS Community Action Cafe CEO, Zacchaeus Johnson, and Director of Marketing, Joaquin Santana, recently had the opportunity to represent Franklin Gateway in a two high-profile events within...

Funder Spotlight: Cobb Community Foundation Impact Grant

Our YELLS Family is fortunate to be embraced by our friends at the Cobb Community Foundation.  Shari Martin, Mayor Tommy Allegood, and their team are...

Partner Spotlight: Genuine Parts Company

Our YELLS kids had a blast with team members and summer interns from the Genuine Parts Company!  YELLS partnered with volunteers from Genuine Parts Company...

Community Transcends Language

What do youth from Niger or the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire have in common with Franklin Gateway youth who enroll on the YELLS Community Action...

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.