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Programs Overview

Youth Empowerment Services of Jacksonville (YES JAX) offers a variety of programs aimed at empowering and equipping the youth ages 7 - 17, with essential skills and knowledge. With a total of 10 programs, the organization covers a wide range of areas to ensure holistic development.

One of the key focuses of the programs is to enhance social skills. Through interactive workshops and activities, participants learn effective communication, teamwork, and conflict resolution. These skills are crucial in building strong relationships and navigating social situations with confidence.

Etiquette and civility are also emphasized in the programs. Young individuals are taught proper manners, etiquette, and respect for others. This helps them develop a positive and professional image, which is beneficial in both personal and professional settings.

Financial management is another vital aspect covered by the programs. Participants learn the basics of budgeting, saving, and investing. By understanding financial concepts and practices, youth are empowered to make informed decisions and develop healthy financial habits early on.

The programs aim to empower youth by providing them with the necessary tools and resources to set goals and achieve them. Through goal-setting workshops and mentorship, participants are encouraged to dream big and work towards their aspirations. This instills a sense of purpose and motivation, enabling them to reach their full potential.

Self-love and self-care are also addressed in these programs. Participants are guided on the importance of self-worth, self-esteem, and self-acceptance. By nurturing a positive self-image, young individuals are better equipped to face challenges and develop resilience.

College preparation is a significant component of the programs. Youth are provided with guidance on the college application process, scholarship opportunities, and career exploration. By offering support and resources, the programs aim to increase access to higher education and empower youth to pursue their academic goals.

Life skills training is integrated into the programs to equip youth with practical skills necessary for independent living. Participants learn essential skills such as time management, problem-solving, decision-making, and critical thinking. These skills are invaluable in navigating various aspects of life, from personal relationships to future careers.

YES JAX offers 10 comprehensive programs that focus on social skills, etiquette and civility, financial management, goal-setting, self-love, college preparation, and life skills. These programs aim to empower youth by providing them with the necessary tools and knowledge to succeed in various aspects of life.


YES JAX Youth Programs are now open for registration for the Spring/Summer Cohorts. Don't miss this opportunity to enroll your child in this exciting program! Open registration is currently ongoing, and spots are filling up fast.

These programs offer a range of activities, workshops, and mentorship opportunities for youth aged 7 to 17. These programs aim to provide a safe and supportive environment for young people to explore their interests, develop essential skills, and build confidence.

The Youth Programs offer two cohorts during the Spring/Summer season:

1. Spring Cohort: This cohort runs from March to June, providing an opportunity for youth to engage in various activities and workshops.

2. Summer Cohort: The Summer Cohort runs from June to August, offering a range of exciting summer-themed activities.

The YES JAX Youth Programs provide numerous features and benefits to participants:

- Fun and Engaging: The programs are designed to keep participants engaged and entertained.

- Developmental Opportunities: Participants have the opportunity to explore and develop various skills, such as leadership, teamwork, and creativity.

- Mentorship: Youth receive guidance and support from experienced mentors who inspire and motivate them.

- Community Building: The program fosters a sense of community, encouraging participants to connect with peers and build lasting friendships.

- Networking: Participants have the opportunity to meet professionals in various fields and expand their network of contacts.

- Opportunities for Growth: The program provides a platform to showcase talent and gain recognition for achievements.

- Flexibility: Participants can choose to participate in one or more program tracks based on their interests and availability.

The registration process for the YES JAX Youth Programs is simple and straightforward. To enroll, follow these steps:

1. Go to the resgistration link  

2. Select Your Cohort: Choose either the Spring or Summer Cohort based on your child's availability.

3. Complete Registration: Provide the necessary information, including your child's name, age, and contact information.

4. Pay the Registration Fee: There is a $15 registration fee per class per child.

5. Confirmation: You will receive a confirmation notification via email once your application is complete.

Enroll your child in the YES JAX Youth Programs and watch them thrive! Open registration is currently ongoing for the Spring/Summer Cohorts, and spots are filling up fast. Don't miss out on this opportunity to provide your child with a positive and enriching experience. Enroll your child TODAY!

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