Youth Striving for Excellence (YSE) is a non-profit faith-based ministry that serves children and teens (5-18) in North Memphis. Our purpose is to assist at risk young people to build a strong relationship with God and community. We conduct Bible studies and build self respect and empowerment through academic excellence. Monday Night Club is our core program where we teach Christian principles for life and reach out to the children, who are taught in age appropriate groups. Youth who are regular attendees of Monday Night Club are eligible for our other activities that include community outreach, weekly tutoring, and summer camps.
Our primary focus is in the areas of (1) Education: Academics, Food Nutrition and Physical Fitness and (2) Abstinence: We teach healthy boundaries, abstinence from sex, drugs, anti-violence and making healthy choices.