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.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
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.
Each youth team receives a trust based investment of 10USD to 25USD and an initial introduction as well as a kickoff toolkit.
Over the course of 7 to 14 days, each team develops and implements a project idea, acquires the first paying customers and generates revenue
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.
SOME PROJECT STATS
Young people that took part in
a YES Challenge
Revenue generated in
Number of interactions with community members
*We have only recently started to collect more detailed stats. Actual numbers since the beginning of our work are higher.
We'll also provide more detailed metrics soon. Metrics include challenges funded by our partners.
in profitable teams
Total amount given as trust
based investment by YES or partners
Amount of trust based investment
returned after projects by youth
*We have only recently started to collect more detailed stats. Actual numbers since the beginning of our work with youth in Zimbabwe and Kenya are higher.
We'll provide more detailed metrics soon. Metrics include YES funded Challenges and challenges funded by our partners.
Listen to Simbarashe Kahuni share how him and his team started a youth-led changemaking project molding bricks in Chitungwiza, Zimbabwe after receiving 50 USD Trust Based Investment through the YES Youth-led Changemaking program.
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.
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