YES! connects, inspires and collaborates with young changemakers in building thriving, just and sustainable ways of life. We primarily serve a diverse population of young people, sometimes in a multi-generational program setting, committed to positive social change and values that affirm life, justice and peace. Participants range widely across race, class, ethnicity and gender. Our goal is to expand the vision and effectiveness of the young people who will help to shape the new Millennium and help them grow into a lifetime of service.
Since 1990, YES! has spoken to over 675,000 students and organized more than 100 week-long gatherings for visionary young leaders from 65+ nations. YES! works at the meeting point of internal, interpersonal, and systemic transformation. We bring sustainability, means-to-ends consistency, partnerships across historic divides, and intentional space for the role of love and spirit, into social change movements worldwide by convening transformational gatherings and building lasting partnerships with diverse social entrepreneurs.
Year(s) Awarded: 2009, 2018