I have known, loved, and supported YES! since its inception in 1990, and have attended an intergenerational YES! Jam.
I am especially, deeply moved by their capacity to bring young leaders in many fields together around the world, to provide safe and respectful spaces and protocols for healing old wounds, waking up to their true identities, and to find enhanced empowerment and support in going back to the communities in which they are working and leading. YES!, among others, is providing a neural net -- gently encircling our planet -- of young, awake leaders who are at home, stable, and co-creative in these challenging and inspiring times. Kudos to their commitment and devotion to being of great benefit. John Steiner/Boulder, CO
I know very few organizations that bring together young people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and inspire them to make a positive difference in the world, as effectively as YES. I have not participated directly in its programs, but I know that my support enables these brilliant young facilitators to reach hundreds of youths and give them an expanded, visionary outlook.
I love what YES does because it is working to ensure that our future will be led by people who understand what is important. By supporting young community leaders around the world, YES makes a difference today and lays the groundwork for sustainable, wise, and caring communities for our children and grandchildren tomorrow. Also, the work YES does offers perspective and mutual support to today's young leaders so that they can avoid the burnout that too many of their elders experienced in the past. By showing us how we all have something to offer, and how to leverage our different privileges for social change, YES fosters gratitude along with vision for a sane and safe world.