Who are we?

YES (Young Eisner Scholars) is a non-profit organization that aims to provide long-term holistic support services that meet students’ academic and socioemotional needs to and through college and career. Scholars are recruited in the 6th grade and become alumni after their college graduation.

YES at Mount Sinai is a student-run partnership dedicated to making middle and high school students excited about medicine and science. Sinai students design and lead educational activities on Saturdays that YES scholars otherwise might not encounter in the classroom.

Who do we serve?

  • Harlem, NYC Scholars (6th grade – College)
  • Students come from racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds that have traditionally been underserved by NYC Schools
  • Many will be 1st-generation college students
How can you get involved?
This past year our volunteers led engaging Saturday Sessions such as: an art history field trip to the MET, an engineering lesson focused on novel drug-delivery designs, and cyanotyping in Morningside Park. We would love your energy and creativity to help lead these Sinai-driven events in the future!
General opportunities for involvement include:
  • Teach Saturday Sessions
  • Mentor an older student
  • Provide individualized tutoring and/or application support
  • Connect students to Sinai-related programming 
  • Design & execute a Lab/Research Project

Some past Saturday Session lesson topic have covered:

  • GMOs
  • Ethics of genetic testing
  • “Parasites!”
  • What is mental illness?
  • Science of sleep and dreams
  • Racism in the healthcare system
  • Social determinants of health
  • Killer viruses
  • Physics of martial arts
  • Examination of a human brain
  • Sports statistics
  • Strawberry DNA extraction
  • Cameras & the human eye
  • The history of surgery
  • And many more!

Do you want to get involved? Check out our contact information or learn more about the YES organization at the official YES address.