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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
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.
Education for Algeria

Education for Algeria

Lamia from Algeria started a non-profit organization to encourage civic engagement among youth!
The Thank You Note of a Lifetime

The Thank You Note of a Lifetime

Mohamed thanks the family and community who welcomed him with open arms.
Healthy Living for Healthy Families

Healthy Living for Healthy Families

The YES Alumni Association in Qatar hosts its first-ever public awareness campaign and regional event!
Leading to Benefit Others

Leading to Benefit Others

Hafed from Yemen worked with his Alumni Association to help special needs students.