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The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program, funded by the U.S. Department of State, provides scholarships for secondary school students (age 15-17) from countries with significant Muslim populations to spend one academic year in the United States. 

 

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Impacting over 8500 participants
YES Alumni Webinar: Community Health

YES Alumni Webinar: Community Health

Join the webinar July 25 at 10am EST to learn how to begin improving health in your community!
2015-16 YES Students Celebrate on Capitol Hill

2015-16 YES Students Celebrate on Capitol Hill

YES co-founder, Senator Richard Lugar, addresses graduating participants.
Stories of YES

Stories of YES

Watch students from Gaza, West Bank, and Jordan tell their YES stories!
Playing for Peace in Ghana

Playing for Peace in Ghana

YES Alumni in Ghana launch Peace Games initiative ahead of the national elections.
Annual Iftar for West Bank Families in Need

Annual Iftar for West Bank Families in Need

YES alumni volunteered for the second year and spread joy!