The San Antonio Youth Education Scholarships Foundation (SA YES) exists to help San Antonio children and youth living in low-income homes obtain a better quality of life through education.
This is accomplished through the following programs:
SA YES provides scholarships for higher education (including trade schools, junior colleges & universities) to students whose total household income does not exceed $40,000 per year. These students must have high attendance, good grades and show an active interest and involvement with their school and community. Since 1999 the SA YES Foundation has provided over $800,000 in scholarship money to well deserving San Antonio & South Texas students.
SCHOOL SUPPLY DISTRIBUTION
Each year SA YES selects numerous, low-income elementary schools in San Antonio and South Texas and supplies every student in those schools with a free packet of School supplies. Since 1998, SA YES has provided over 200,000 deserving students with free school supplies. Over 29,000 students will receive free school supplies from SA YES this year. The SA YES Foundation visits each elementary school and personally hands every child an individual packet of supplies.
The SA YES Foundation has also been able to establish state of the art computer centers at three of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio, provide the Children’s Bereavement Center with much need books for their library and supplied Smart Board computers to David Robinson’s Carver Academy.
WHAT MAKES SA YES UNIQUE?
The SA YES Foundation is committed to San Antonio and South Texas communities. Our founders, The Breakie Family, have been doing business and living in these communities for over 25 years. When SA YES was formed the family decided to keep all funds right here in our communities to help better our youth and their future. The family also made a commitment to underwrite the major operating costs of the foundation, making it possible for over 95% of the funds raised by the foundation to be put back into our communities.