Our mission is to support at-risk students and community groups in San Antonio through educational outreach of free school supplies and classroom grants.
Back to Basics Program
Each year SA YES selects low-income elementary schools in San Antonio and supplies every student with basic school supplies. In 2016, SA YES assisted over 23,000 students with a free school supply kit that included loose leaf paper, a spiral notebook, two folders, a box of tissues, crayons, colored pencils, a glue stick, an eraser, three pencils, two pens and a ruler. SA YES staff, our Board of Life Changers and volunteers go to each elementary school and personally hand each child an individual packet of supplies. This act serves as a reminder that each child is important to our community and encourages them to stay in school.
We at SA YES love to surprise and provide grants to select classrooms and organizations for improving or providing access to technology and related equipment. The grants are designed to generate and validate solutions to persistent educational challenges and to support and serve substantially larger numbers of students. In 2016, SA YES surprised 4 teachers and fulfilled 4 classroom grant requests. These allowed the teachers to provide materials and technology for their classrooms to better assist their students succeed.
SA YES offers several volunteer opportunities throughout the year. From loading and unloading, distribution, set up, registration, auction attendants, selling raffle tickets, check out and everyone’s favorite – clean up, our volunteers work very hard and we are so thankful for all that they do for us. Without them, we would not be able to provide thousands of students with the educational support that they need to succeed.
To check out current volunteer opportunities, click the picture above!