YES Programs



YES Appreciation Day Is October 15!

Yes Appreciation Day Card 2020

It’s almost YES Appreciation Day! How will you celebrate? 

Annually on October 15, we celebrate the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program, the funding and administrative organizations, YES students and alumni, and the host families, communities, and schools that make the YES exchange possible. 

The photographer of this year’s wonderful YES Appreciation Day card photo — and photo contest winner — was I Made Primasandya (YES ’20 Indonesia). 

Download this fillable PDF to email the 2020 YES Appreciation Day card - and your own special, personalized note - to the people important to your YES experience. You may also print and mail this card, but you'll need to add postage!

YES Alumni: we challenge you to send cards to your:

  • Host families, friends, and community members
  • Host school and favorite exchange year teachers
  • Your local coordinator
  • Your placement organization
  • Fellow alumni who really made your YES year special

Placement organizations: thank your host families, local coordinators, and schools, and encourage them to share in the YES Appreciation Day celebration!