Youth Educational Support (YES) Program 

Building strong academic foundations for Lynchburg’s at-risk youth. The YES Program rolls five individual programs (After School Tutoring Program, Summer Tutoring Program, Young Men’s Mentoring Program, Girls Empowered for More Program, and the Reading and Learning Intervention Program) into one program for measuring goals, results, and success. The After School Tutoring Program provides tutoring services to all Jubilee children after school, including homework tutoring, remedial instruction when necessary, a Math Clinic, and report card monitoring. During the Summer Tutoring Program, every child enrolled in Summer Enrichment Camp is required to participate in Standards of Learning (SOL) Prep sessions every afternoon. This prepares campers for the yearly SOL exam measuring academic achievement, and helps prevent summer learning loss. The Mentoring Programs include Building Young Men Program and Girls Empowered for More (GEM) Programs. The Learning Intervention Program. The Reading and Learning Intervention Program strengthens literacy and comprehension skills for 1st – 3rd graders through personalize one-on-one instruction.


The following results were achieved by the students in the YES Program in 2016:

  • 100% of students completed their homework during tutoring sessions.
  • All students requiring remedial assistance in subjects (those who earned grades lower than “C”) completed additional assignments (required to participate in recreational activities).
  • 97% report cards analyzed showed improvement of at least one letter grade since the previous grading period.
  • 100% of students were promoted to the next grade level.
  • 100% of graduating seniors from the YES program enrolled in higher education.
  • Fourteen children (targeted 1st through 3rd graders in need of remedial instruction, plus several 4th and 5th graders that need remedial instruction as well) are enrolled in the Reading and Learning Intervention Program. Each student receives personalized instruction to strengthen literacy and comprehension skills.
  • 100% of students demonstrated knowledge of a new subject area upon completion of the program.
  • 95% of parent/guardians noted improvement in their child’s behavior upon completion of the program.
  • 100% of students receive daily exercise.

After-School Tutorial Program –The After-School Tutorial Program offers children a safe and quiet place to do their homework and study with the help of Jubilee staff, volunteers, and mentors. Children in the program benefit for a Homework Lab, Computer Lab, Tutorial Sessions, Reading Incentive Program, SAT Prep, Standards of Learning (SOL) Prep, and College Tours during school breaks.
Click on the following link to download an application: Jubilee After School Application & Part 2 – Jubilee After-School/Summer Camp Registration Form


Building Young Men Mentoring Program – Jubilee Family Center and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity partner to offer a mentoring program for young men that begins annually in September and continues every second and fourth Saturday through June.  The joint venture is targeted to ages 8 to 18 with an objective to help build self-esteem, improve academic performance and encourage students to complete high school and pursue a higher education. The program also focuses on increasing social awareness and developing problem solving skills in order to make more responsible decisions. Program topics include Manhood, Dating Relationships, Family Values, Self-Esteem, Healthy Eating and Fitness, as well as Career Goals. The sessions are held at the Jubilee Center, 1512 Florida Avenue from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and transportation is provided. In addition to the programs, special recreational activities are also scheduled, as well as college tours which are underwritten by Genworth. To register, contact Sterling Wilder at 434-845-0433 or e-mail
Click on the following link to download an application: Building Young Men Mentoring Program Application

Click on the following link to download the Building You Men Mentoring Program Brochure: Brochure – Building Young Men Mentoring Program

Click on the following links learn more about Alpha Conference and to download the registration form for the Project Alpha Conference on October 26, 2019: Project Alpha Conference Flyer and Project Alpha Conference 2019 Registration Form


Girls Empowered for More (GEM) Mentoring Program provides young ladies with opportunities to address issues concerning the transition from girlhood to womanhood.  During the program topics such as unity , leadership, cultural diversity, self-esteem, communication, and peer pressure are discussed in hopes of building morals, values and character. Objectives of the program are to create an atmosphere where self-love, self-respect, and self-reliance can help participants build a unified community through healthier relationships with their peers and families. The program will strives to improve academic performance, encourage students to complete high school and pursue education beyond the high school level, and increase social awareness and problem solving skills to enable participants to make responsible decisions.  It is open to girls ages 8 – 18 and is held on the third Saturdays of the month at Jubilee. To register, contact Sterling Wilder at 434-845-0433 or e-mail
Click on the following link to download an application: GEM mentoring program application