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Former YES host families share their hosting stories!
YES Alumni Webinar: Motivating Youth Volunteers

YES Alumni Webinar: Motivating Youth Volunteers

The YES Alumni Webinar on September 16 will discuss how to motivate youth volunteers!
YESTalks Videos Released!

YESTalks Videos Released!

The videos from the YESTalks: A Global Citizen's Journey event in Tunisia are now available to watch!
Connecting in Baga

Connecting in Baga

Mohamad from Israel helped show American teenagers around his hometown and facilitate talks between them and local youth.
YES Kenya Alumni Witness President Obama's Historic Visit to Kenya

YES Kenya Alumni Witness President Obama's Historic Visit to Kenya

YES alumni in Kenya were inspired by President Obama's recent visit.