Young people get a few dollars to

start a project, build an income and learn that they can change their world.

We organize YES Challenges around the globe. Within as little as a week, young people come up with ideas and use the small investment to launch a project and make a profit. Participants emerge empowered and with a new skillset. They engage with their community, develop self-confidence and create opportunities for themselves and others.


You can sign up as an institution, school, college or church OR

you can participate in the YES Challenge with a team you form on your own.

Sign up OR

form a team.

The first step is either signing up your institution (school, university or church group) OR forming a team of motivated individuals who want to participate in the challenge together.


the money.

Each youth team receives a trust based investment of 10USD to 25USD and an initial introduction as well as a kickoff toolkit.


a project.

Over the course of 7 to 14 days, each team develops and implements a project idea, acquires the first paying customers and generates revenue

and profit.


the results

At the end of the challenge teams present their results and pay back the trust based investment if they made a profit. If successful, they graduate to Level 2 and get more time and more investment. If they don't, they are invited to try again.



Young people that took part in

a YES Challenge


Revenue generated in

YES Projects

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Average return

on investment of teams in profit

You can get more stats here.


Number or customers that

YES Changemakers served in their communities

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Percentage of Young People

that manage to come up with idea and

generate revenue on first try

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Percentage of Young People

saying they would recommend the

YES Challenge

You can get more stats here.


New projects

Want to see what is happening at the moment? Support a new project.

63 youth from Marikopo Secondary School try out in YES Challenge
7 Youth Teams in Zimbabwe try out in Level 2 YES Challenge
YES Challenge pilot with 60 youth
PART 2: 24 Youth Teams enter Youth-led Changemaking in Zimbabwe

Start a YES Challenge!

Are you a young person that wants to experience the power of a YES Challenge?

Or are you a teacher, professor, religious role model or community leader that wants to empower young people?

Either way, we are giving you all the tools that you need to start a YES Challenge for young people today.

It doesn't matter if you are a single person wanting to participate with a group of friends or classmates OR

if you are interested in hosting a YES Challenge for hundreds of students at your school or university.

The YES Model has been proven hundreds of times* in its power

to activate and empower young people to take responsibility, build an income

and change their communities.


Here are some of the success stories.

  • All
  • Completed
  • Fully funded
  • Level 1
  • Zimbabwe
  • Level 2
63 youth from Marikopo Secondary School try out in YES Challenge
7 Youth Teams in Zimbabwe try out in Level 2 YES Challenge
YES Challenge pilot with 60 youth

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