- What is YES?
YES is a theory-based program designed to empower youth to be leaders and create positive change in their communities. Learn more about Youth Empowerment Solutions program and history.
The YES curriculum is available in two versions: YES with African American Cultural Activities, and YES with Multicultural Activities. Both versions can be downloaded for free.
- Getting Started with YES
Interested in implementing a program in your community? Learn what you will need to get started.
YES uses an empowering ecologically-focused, community-based strategy to promote positive youth development and reduce risk behavior. Learn more about the underlying theory for the YES program.
- YES Programs
The YES curriculum was originally developed and implemented as an after-school program in Flint and Genesee County and is now being disseminated nationwide.
Studies show that YES participants are less likely to become victims of crime in their neighborhoods, demonstrate more conflict avoidance and resolution skills, and spend less time watching TV or playing computer games. Learn more about our evaluation process and download the Evaluation Guide.
- Curriculum Download Follow-up Survey
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- Frequently Asked Questions