FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does Y.E.S. stand for?
- Y.E.S. stands for Youth Expanding Services.
- The purpose of the program is to recognize students who have contributed during their high school years to their community in terms of service hours. The idea is for students to be well rounded and show they can help their community along with managing school and various activities and interests.
- The Y.E.S. program at AHS is run by VOLUNTEER parents of the PTO. It is not run by or the responsibility of the school or FBISD.
- Any student of Austin High School is free to participate in the Y.E.S. Program. There is no requirement to take part in Y.E.S. The program is completely voluntary.
- You can join at any time during your high school career. Once your contract is on file, you start to accumulate volunteer hours towards the Y.E.S. certificate.
- We have a well drafted and comprehensive set of Y.E.S. guidelines which can be found on this website under the CONTRACT & FORMS tab . Please read them carefully and if anything is unclear, you can reach out to the Y.E.S. coordinators assigned to the year of your graduation at the appropriate gmail address.
- You can reach out to the coordinators assigned to the year of your graduation at the appropriate gmail address. Coordinators are available to answer questions throughout the year.
- Volunteer hours completed after school closes for the year are counted as summer hours. Any volunteer work done during the summer holidays are counted towards the 4 year high school limit of 25 summer hours total.
- Volunteer hours completed during the school calendar year are counted as regular Y.E.S. hours.
- Any student found falsifying their information on their Y.E.S. hour form will be automatically removed from the Y.E.S. program. Any student or parent who is rude or intimidating to any Y.E.S. coordinator; whether in person or via email will be removed from the Y.E.S. program.
- There may be a number of reasons that the hours you turned in were either not accepted or did not show on the next update. The coordinators may be verifying your hours with the agency, or there may be a backlog causing delays in updating your hours. There may have been information missing on your volunteer hours sheet. The best thing you can do is reach out to the coordinator assigned for your graduating year via the appropriate gmail address, and ask about your hours. Coordinators do their utmost to resolve any question you may have.
- You can meet the Y.E.S. coordinators by reaching out via the email address assigned to your graduating year, and arranging a short meeting in the AHS library at a mutually convenient time.
- Yes, parents are free to meet along with their students with the Y.E.S. coordinators. The same process applies.
- No. The only form of communication between the student/parent/coordinators is via email. You can however arrange to meet coordinators at a time suitable for both parties.
- If you work multiple days, weeks, or months on a particular project, provide a log of the dates and hours worked and attach it to your Y.E.S. Form.
- It may take up to 2 weeks for your hour submission to be published online.
- Most likely we do not have your contract. You must have a signed contract on file with us for your hours to be recorded in the Y.E.S. program system. Or your hours were not accepted.
- Yes. Email your completed YES forms/Contract to the email address assigned for your graduating year