The YES curriculum was originally developed and implemented as an after school program in Flint and Genesee County and is now being disseminated nationwide. University of Michigan led YES programs are listed below and described in more detail on each program page.
- YES for Peaceful Communities (2004 – 2009): The pilot YES program in Flint, Michigan which facilitated the development of the current YES curriculum.
- Genesee County After School Study (2010 – 2016): The second iteration of the YES for Peaceful Communities pilot curriculum, YES for Positive Youth Development, was tested as the intervention for the Genesee County After School Study in partnership with Flint Community Schools and the Genesee County Intermediate School District.
- YES and the Michigan Youth Violence Prevention Center (2010 – 2015): The YES curriculum was adopted as one of the six MI-YVPC interventions and was implemented in partnership with Church Without Walls in Flint, Michigan.
- Adaptations for STRYVE (2013-2015): Striving to Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE) is a national youth violence prevention initiative led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Four cities that are part of the STRYVE program (Houston, TX, Boston, MA, Salinas, CA and Portland, OR), implemented YES as a component of their community-level violence prevention strategy.
- Youth Empowerment Solutions for Healthy Relationships (2016-2019): In partnership with University of Michigan, researchers at Wayne State University are leading this project to adapt and implement the YES curriculum to address dating and sexual violence among middle schoolers in Wayne County, MI. This project is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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