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The Positive Effects of Youth Mentoring

Study finds youth that are mentored are “significantly more confident in their academic abilities and considerably less likely to display behavioural problems.”

Posted in The Youth

A Film About SA-YES

Earlier this year, Future Media, a film company based in Cape Town, produced a short film about SA-YES. In the film we interviewed some of the young people from the TIL programme and their mentors. We were restricted to filming

Posted in Cape Town, News, The Youth

A Letter of Appreciation

A letter of appreciation from one of the young people in the TIL programme to his sponsor. Dear White and Case LETTER OF APPRECIATION I am grateful that I now proceed with my LLB degree on account of your contribution

Posted in The Youth

A Volunteer’s Experience

By Francesca Cooke Three months in Africa, five weeks of which were spent in Cape Town. Time flew by, and already I’m back home in the bustling city of London, surrounded by family and friends whom I love, wanting to

Posted in Cape Town, The Youth

Dedicating Time to SA-YES

A note from our intern… Sitting in a coffee shop with Michelle in Kensington, London with the rain pouring down outside in September 2010, I made the decision coming to Cape Town to learn more about SA-YES was exactly what

Posted in Cape Town, The Youth

What Being a Mentor Means

A note from one of our mentees: Just the idea of having a mentor who knows absolutely nothing about you, who wants to be a ‘friend’ and give you advice so that you make the right choices freaked me out

Posted in The Youth

A Call For Mentors

1 New Year 1 “new you” 12 new months 30 young people trying to make a change and improve their lives. Alone. 1 organisation supporting them. 30 new mentors needed. For just 60 minutes a week. ‘2011’ reasons why. Last

Posted in Cape Town, The Youth

Siyaphambili OTSK Fun Day

On Saturday November 27th we had a “Fun Day” for all of those involved in Siyaphambili OTSK. It was a celebration for the end of the first official year of the Transition to Independent Living (TIL) programme. All of the

Posted in The Youth

An OTSK Story

A note from an OTSK mentee, who has just been accepted to college: I didn’t think I would have a good chance of getting in to study further after school. When I applied I felt much better about my chances

Posted in The Youth

Beginning With OTSK

A note from our newest intern… I arrived in Cape Town about two weeks ago, after making the long journey from Seattle, Washington, and absolutely love it here! I am so excited to jump on board with Michelle and Marieke

Posted in The Youth
About SA-YES

SA-YES was founded in 2008 to offer much-needed support and guidance for children and young people in South Africa.

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