YES Company's summer production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, performing July 20-29, 2018 at the Gallo Center for the Arts.
Divisions of YES CO.
YES COMPANY brings youth, grades 7-12, together to gain a sense of community through trust, acceptance, and celebration of their differences as they work toward a common goal.
Since 1992, YES COMPANY members have discovered new talents, abilities, and the power of positive choice. This one of a kind nine week program is offered once a year. Alumni are instilled with valuable social skills - strengthened character traits of responsibility, communication, teamwork, and positive self-esteem. These members perform every summer at the Gallo Center for the Arts. Our most recent production was Footloose.
The chance for YES COMPANY to produce professional quality theatre imprints participants, parents, and community with a sense of accomplishment, pride, and hope for the future.
YES KIDS, students grades 4 through 8, are introduced to the thrill and enchantment of putting on a show while gaining social skills and strengthened character traits.
Created to answer several years of requests from the public for YES Company to expand and reach youth at an earlier age during the school year, an average of 75 students participate in this whirlwind extracurricular adventure. This year's YES KIDS production will be Disney's Peter Pan JR. The performance will take place in March 2018.
Cross-age mentorship is provided by YES Company alumni volunteering time to role model and act as performance trainers and personal mentors.
YES KIDETTES was started in 2007 after many years of requests from the community for a theatre program for early ages, YES Company was proud to announce the inception of this brand new strand.
With start-up funds granted by the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County, KIDETTES draws upon students in grades 1st through 5th, increasing YES Company’s reach to all school-age children in the county! This year's YES KIDETTES production will be Disney's Winnie The Pooh KIDS. The performance will take place in November 2017.
Founding Artistic Director, Melanee Wyatt was very excited to begin working with the youngsters saying, “I have always envisioned KIDETTES happening as a part of YES. I’m happy to see it coming to life!”
YES AMBASSADORS act year-round as cross-age trainers, speakers, and performers for local and state conferences, meetings, and special events.
A Variety of Repertoire: Patriotic, Friendship, Show Tunes, Holiday
Donations (averaging $250) are requested for the approximately 15 minute presentations. Early reservations for entertainment time slots are recommended and can be booked now.
To book a performance, please contact Melanee at mwyatt [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org
The YES GRADS are YES Company Alumni High School Graduates who serve as mentors and present performance pieces as YES COMPANY fundraisers.
Additionally, because YES Company has expanded to produce activities throughout the school year focused on Junior High and Elementary students mentored by YES COMPANY GRADS and Alumni. Through this experience of mentoring both parties benefit. The mentors obtain knowledge and skill in the areas of communication as they hone their own talents and share those abilities with younger students.
Serving as role models they examine their own choices and responsibilities and the positive effect they can have on another person’s life. As they proceed into adult life this experience will have a considerable affect as they become conscientious community members. Those they mentor are afforded attention and shared experiences on a profound level, which ideally should be available to many more youth who are in need.
Supporting YES COMPANY
YES COMPANY continues to be sustained by local, state and national, monetary and in-kind donations. We gladly welcome any and all support of our program! To make a monetary donation click the donate button below. For any In Honor or In Memory of donations please specify the honoree in the special notes section on the confirmation page.
For in-kind donations please call (209) 238-6850.
Say YES, I'll be a friend of YES Company!
Non-Profit Status: YES COMPANY/Education Foundation is a non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductable to the extent of the law. Note: Donors (in-kind or monetary) will receive a receipt of donation with YES Company's Federal Tax ID # to file with your tax return.
YES Company is a project supported by the Education Foundation and its donors
Friends of YES COMPANY is an enthusiastic group of volunteers whose mission is to support, enhance, and enrich the energetic talents and abilities of youth and the goals and values of YES COMPANY.
You may not know it, but you are a Friend! When you volunteer to sew costumes, transport sets, or sell concessions; when you or your business donate prizes for participants, purchase ad space in the program, or enjoy a FOY hosted pre-show meal for sponsoring a show; when you write a check supporting rehearsal and production needs, or donate quality clothing, notions, shoes; every little bit of Friendship helps!
But there is more to being a Friend. YES CO. needs your help coordinating, planning, and implementing all aspects of project needs. Volunteer hours are just as valuable as your money and goods. In fact, in-kind volunteer hours account for two-thirds of YES support and come by way of event planning, party hosting, costume sewing, ushering, as well as donation seeking.
Anyone who is willing to help will find rewards awaiting them to be numerous when they work with FOY. Please consider making this year’s donation one of time and effort.