Who We Are & What We Do
YESS in South London
Youth Education Support Services (Y.E.S.S.) formed in 2003, is a charity based in South London. Our objective is to advance the education and improve the life-conditions of people under the age of 25 in South London, regardless of race, religion or sexuality.
Through a combination of moral and emotional support, linked to practical resources in association with other support agencies, Y.E.S.S. is helping many of South London's disadvantaged young people to build a better future for themselves.
As the needs in the community are constantly changing the centre has adapted over the years and has a greater focus on students who are no longer able to attend school for various reasons. The YESS centre offers 10 GCSEs; English Literature, English Language, Art, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Sociology, Religious Studies, General Studies and Drama. In addition to GCSEs the centre also offers City and Guilds Key Skills.
Y.E.S.S. Project Manager Mina Mawson with student Ezekiel Ojo
Y.E.S.S. provides a drop-in centre on the borders of Camberwell and Peckham, offering the following services:
- Housing & Benefits advice & support
- Mediation & problem solving
- Moral guidance & support
- Career advice
- Recreational facilities
- Legal advice
- Referral to drug & alcohol dependency specialists