Bringing the Bankstown community together to share their knowledge and empower school students, YESS provides multidisciplinary educational support in the K-12 ‘key learning areas’ with a focus on literacy.
Led by a passionate local community changemaker and qualified tutor, Community Support Services Inc. has designed and runs the program. Volunteers from universities, doing work placements, will donate up to 500 hours of one to-one and small group tutoring. The program is well supported by passionate home schooling mothers and stay-at-home teachers.
As well as strong educational outcomes, having different age groups as volunteers fosters mentorship and a strong a sense of belonging for tutors and students.