YESPhilly counselors help every student to make sure 

they develop the skills they need to succeed.  Counselors work with each individually, in groups and with their families. At YESPhilly students develop the habits and skills they will need to succeed in college and careers-- responsibility, persistence, initiative, teamwork and goal-setting.  Every YESPhilly student sets their own goals, and creates a student development plan that gives them control over what they do, and responsibility for their own progress. 

YESPhilly staff has helped me learn more about myself, be a better mother and stay out of jail. Also, the counselors are helping me to keep my head up and keep me away from drugs. Now, I love working with the computers in my graphic design class.

 - E. Stanton