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YESTalks Videos Released!

YESTalks Videos Released!

The videos from the YESTalks: A Global Citizen's Journey event in Tunisia are now available to watch!
A Life in a Year: Celebrating YES 2014-2015 Class

A Life in a Year: Celebrating YES 2014-2015 Class

YES students came to DC to reflect before returning to their home countries.
The Sierra Leone YES Alumni Tree Planting Community Dam Project

The Sierra Leone YES Alumni Tree Planting Community Dam Project

Amadu, a YES Alumnus, built a dam to help a local village have a consistent water supply.
From Hearing About the World to Changing It

From Hearing About the World to Changing It

Naim's YES journey took him from being a boy from south Thailand to working at the United Nations!
Alumni Community Involvement for Gaza

Alumni Community Involvement for Gaza

YES and ACCESS alumni work together to respond to community's need in Gaza.