YES Program

Up and Coming YES Groups

To begin the middle of May 2023:

Craft Group - Monday's after school from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Rugby Group with Miss Kiera and Mrs. Tindall - Thursday after school from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Watch for the permission forms to be shared by your teacher or reach out to Miss. Kiera if you are interested.

Let's Chalk About It

It is that time of year again for "Let's Chalk About It". This event runs the first week of May (1st - 4th) and aligns with the Canadian Mental Health week. It allows for kids to spread positive messages all throughout the community of Penhold.

Students, with their teachers and our YES Success Coach Miss Kiera, take students throughout the community of Penhold to decorate the sidewalks using chalk with positive messages.  

This is always a fun event in addition to teaching our students about the power of positive messaging, resiliency and supporting your community.

What is YES Program?

The YES program is part of a provide-wide initiative called Mental Health Capacity Building in Schools. It provides programs and activities to build resiliency skills in children and youth, and to support them to stay in school and succeed. YES Success Coaches work directly with students, creating social and recreational opportunities. This might include targeted group work, coordinating activities and resources with community agencies, or designing programs that encourage positive self-esteem, confidence and coping skills. YES Success Coaches provide classroom based universal mental health curriculum to promote awareness of mental health protective factors and enhance social and emotional development.

The program is provided by Alberta Health Services and Mental Health, in partnership with Alberta Education and numerous community agencies and partners. It is available year-round in Chinook’s Edge schools from Kindergarten through Grade 8.

At Penhold Elementary School, Miss Kiera is our YES Success Coach.  She offers lunchtime, after school and no school Friday programming geared to supporting kids in capacity building through fun activities like Harry Potter themed clubs, Disney clubs, games and much more.