WHAT IS Y.E.S. ?
Y.E.S. stands for Youth Expanding Services.
The Austin High School Y.E.S. Program promotes student participation and contribution to a wide variety of community services.
The purpose of the program is to encourage a lifelong interest in volunteering.
This program promotes volunteerism more than philanthropy. Your community service contribution is recognized by the school when 100 hours of service are accumulated over the course of your high school career (with no more than 25 hours in the summer).
Throughout the past two years, we have been lenient with accepting virtual and passive volunteer hours because of Covid precautions. Since most precautions are no longer necessary, we are going back to pre-Covid procedures when it comes to virtual volunteering. If you have any specific questions about what will/will not be accepted, please email your graduation year address and ask before you volunteer.
PARTICIPATION IN THE Y.E.S. PROGRAM IS VOLUNTARY.
The Y.E.S. Program is YOUR responsibility.
Your willingness to serve the community and your ability to accomplish a long term and worthwhile project is demonstrated by constantly seeking a variety of volunteer opportunities, turning in the required forms in a timely manner and keeping track of your Y.E.S. hours. This Y.E.S. website is designed to help you achieve that goal.
All students must have a contract on file before any recognition will be awarded. Contracts and volunteer forms can be found under the CONTRACT & FORMS tab.
ADDENDUM TO CONTRACT:
Please be aware that beginning May 1, 2022, AHS YES will limit students to a maximum of 10 hours of passive volunteer hours each year of high school (9, 10, 11, 12). Passive volunteer hours include but are not limited to: letter/note writing, making cookies, decorating bags, or making other requested items to donate.
Note: Forms submitted beyond 6 months from the date of service will not be accepted
The YES hours report will be updated every two weeks
Good luck and Happy Volunteering!
Community service is an integral part of the college acceptance criteria. Your volunteering hours entered in the Y.E.S. system are a record you can use for your college application along with the certificate you obtain.
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AHS YES is accepting forms for the 2022-23 school year. All contracts, forms and questions should be emailed to the year of your graduation class.
No altered or digitally filled out forms will be accepted. Please keep originals of all paper forms in a safe place, we may ask to see them at a later date. Make sure that you read the updated YES contract each school year as well as any updates on the home page of the AHS YES website (see 4/10/22 update). The YES form has also been updated and a log has been added to use if needed. The purpose of the YES program is for you to gain experience volunteering at various 501c3 non-profit organizations within our local community that are open to everyone. Any student run organizations must have adult oversight and forms must be signed by a qualified adult within the organization. No student signed forms will be accepted. If you have any questions about whether a volunteer opportunity will be approved or not, it is always better to email and ask before you volunteer. Please remember that the YES grade level coordinators are all volunteers.
The Y.E.S contract was updated 8/15/2022
Please stay updated to the rules of Y.E.S
It is your responsibility to check this website for your YES Hours Summary after you submit hours. If, after a reasonable amount of time, you notice the hours have not been added, please contact the YES coordinators at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As of 6/2/17
Ismaili Jamaat Khana and its affiliated programs will no longer be an acceptable YES hours agency. They are congregational based and benefit only their own community and are not open to all in the community.