Office Information
General Classroom Building Room 216
2201 Hull Road, Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone Number
Office Hours Monday - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM
Contact: Richard McDonald
Coordinator of Mentoring

Y.E.S. Vision, Mission & Goals


Our vision is to provide students with opportunities to acquire academic skills, values, behaviors, and form relationships that can have a profound effect on their lives.


The mission of The Y.E.S Initiative is to increase the engagement and success rates of students at Fayetteville Technical Community College by way of mentoring through exposure to academic, social, and career-based activities and opportunities.


The goal of The Y.E.S Initiative is to engage and retain FTCC students by supporting their educational and professional objectives through academic enhancement, character, and leadership development. The Y.E.S Initiative program achieves these goals by providing success coaching, mentoring, college planning, college tours, career planning, leadership workshops, and tutoring and academic services.


You + Effort = Success

Y.E.S. – A Community of Hope, Unity, and Belonging!

Join Us

If you are looking to make a valuable contribution toward your future, consider “You + Effort = Success” (Y.E.S.).

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Whether you enter the workforce or transfer to a 4-year college/university, we help prepare you for the next phase of your journey. 

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student leadership opportunities.

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“You + Effort = Success” (Y.E.S.).

WebsitecheckmarkThe Y.E.S Initiative Program is open to all Fayetteville Technical Community College students and all activities are FREE.

Become a Mentor

Mentoring Benefits:

  • Enhancing Academic Success
  • Improving Workforce Readiness
  • Reducing Crime Rate
  • Increasing Self-Esteem
  • Revealing Career Paths & Opportunities
  • Strengthening Communities
  • Computer Lab & Lounge Access (GCB 216)

Mentoring Methods:

  • Weekly Check & Connect Contact
  • General Program Meetings
  • Student Leadership Opportunities
  • Academic Workshops
  • Team Building Events
  • Computer Lab & Lounge Access (GCB 216)
  • Guest Speakers
  • College Tours

Here’s What Our Students Are Saying About Y.E.S.

Jesse Watts

“The Y.E.S. Initiative has been a key component in my success at Fayetteville Technical Community College.  It has allowed me to fellowship and connect with other male minorities who are looking to better themselves both academically and professionally.  It has afforded me the opportunity to be able to exchange ideas or words of encouragement which help groom and mentor other minority males for success.  Being a mentor for Y.E.S. Initiative has been rewarding.  As mentioned previously, since becoming a member, I have been able to ensure other young minority men go on to continue their journey academically at a four-year university, or professionally by entering into the workforce.  The Y.E.S. Initiative is a program that all young minority males should be eager to become a part. The culture of encouragement and challenge results in growth and overall success.”

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More About Y.E.S

Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) Y.E.S. Initiative is a successful program created as a result of The Male Mentoring Success Initiative (MMSI), an empowering and engaging coaching program designed to provide diverse male students with support and guidance. The Y.E.S. Initiative is open to all current FTCC students and all activities are free. The MMSI is a system wide effort designed to enhance the educational, social and professional success of male students enrolled in the North Carolina Community System.Students In Front Of Admin Building

Community college student engagements can help their academic and social transition greatly. Building relationships are ways to help students retain and persist towards a successful completion whether that be the attainment of a certificate, career and technical education or transfer to another institution. Community colleges are open access institutions where all students have the opportunity to succeed when supported and guided through the experience by those who care deeply about student success.

For more information, stop by suite 216 in the General Classroom Building or email