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Waukesha YES Program

Youth Enhanced Support (YES) Program

The Youth Enhanced Support (YES) Program targets City of Waukesha students who are beginning to exhibit issues with attendance and/or behavior at school. The goal is to work with the school-referred student and their family to identify and resolve the student’s barriers to school success in order to prevent the filing of a truancy petition.

Program Services

The YES Program provides the following services:

  • Caseworker is available 24/7 to students and their families to provide support and monitoring in school, at home, and in the community.
  • Provides detailed reports to the referring school.

Program Components

  • Ratio of Caseworker to youth is1 to 15.
  • Caseworker is accessible via cell phone 24/7.
  • Caseworker meets with students in a variety of locations to see that they are supported in their school environment and home environment, as well as in their community, as appropriate. 

Program History

  • The YES Program was newly created in 2017  and is based upon other WCS juvenile programs that successfully address at-risk youth behaviors.
  • The YES Program is funded through support from the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County.