Africa Regional Digital Storytelling Workshop, May 22-26
Happy YES 10th Anniversary! [Video]
Throughout the month of November, YES and YES Abroad Program Alumni participated in a video call-to-action. Alumni in over 40 countries where asked to submit short videos answering the question, “What does YES mean to you” in honor of the 10th Anniversary of the Kennedy-Lugar YES Program.The video headlines the virtual kick-off party, which occurs on December 12, 2012 through all social media platforms.
Featuring alumni from, Malaysia, Phillipines, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Albania, Mozambique, Macedonia, Nigeria, Jordan, USA, Yemen, Lebanon, Pakistan, Egypt, India, West Bank, Israel (Arab Communities), Tanzania, Kuwait, and Sierre Leone, this video serves as a trailer for conversations and reflections on ten successful years of youth exchange through the Kennedy-Lugar YES Program.
Kennedy-Lugar YES Program 10th Anniversary Kick-Off!
On December 12, 2012, the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program will host a world-wide virtual Kickoff Party commemorating its 10th year. The event will honor the 6,000 plus alumni community from 45 countries including the United States, host families, host schools, host communities, current YES students, U.S. and overseas partner organizations who administer and implement YES, the U.S. Department of State, and U.S. Congress, especially the late Senator Kennedy and Senator Richard Lugar.
The Kickoff Party will be a day-long event starting at 12:00 AM (EST) on December 12 on Twitter and Facebook. Anyone can join at any time during the event.
Tweet us at @yesprogramnews using #KLYES10. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/YouthExchangeAndStudy
The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program is a program sponsored by the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs that brings high school students from countries with significant Muslim populations to spend an academic year in the US. iEARN has been a partner since the program's first year, and is currently responsible for technology support for the program, and the recruitment of students from Arab-Israel, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Liberia, Mali, Pakistan, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Suriname.
Largest YES Cohort Arrives in August
Congratulations to the 2012-213 Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program finalists from Pakistan.
This year, 108 bright students from different parts of Pakistan were selected to participate in one year academic program in the United States. Approximately 41 male and 67 female students will have an opportunity to experience American culture, tradition, society values, and high-school life through engaging in various community services, volunteer and leadership activities. These students will also share their own culture and traditions with their American peers.
The students experienced an in-depth pre-departure orientation in July and are now preparing to depart for the United States in the middle and end of August.
The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and sponsored by the Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs (ECA).