- 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.
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 Studies
The YES curriculum has undergone pilot testing, evaluation, and revision based on participant feedback during a four year developmental grant from the Centers for Disease Control. YES is currently being tested in a randomized controlled trial funded by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about the YES evaluation studies and outcomes.
View our peer-reviewed publications on the development of the YES curriculum and YES outcomes.
We have developed several measurement tools to evaluate the effects of the YES program including pre- and post-test questionnaires, a process evaluation questionnaire, fidelity observation forms, and teacher logs. Evaluation materials are available for download through the University of Michigan TechTransfer website.
- Curriculum Download Follow-up Survey
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