Y.E.S. (Youth Emerging Strong) Coaching was created to support teens and young adults to live their best lives and accomplish their own goals. In the beginning, we start by getting a feel for personal goals, and then we spend time creatively exploring ways of getting there. Based on the youth's interests, we may use art, collage, writing, poetry, or simple step-by-step guides, teaching, talking or training to get to where they want to go.
For some youth, feeling better is the goal. Some find they want to feel more confident or better than just good enough. For others, getting a driver's license or finding an apartment may be on the list. We shape the coaching to the youth, not the other way around.
We use youth coaches who are trained in coaching and who understand the roadblocks that can hinder progress or movement because they are still young and they get that life takes some navigation skills. It helps that they have done a good amount of self-navigation so they are sensitive, empathic, and knowledgeable about the needs of young people.