YES! YOUth emPOWERed after morning workshops!

YES! Kick-Off Conference was ridiculously awesome.  Check out BLOG to read more about it.  Browse through our FACEBOOK page to look at many (many!) pictures of happy, smiling, emPOWERed faces.  Tweet with us as we go through the hundreds of ideas we collected from over 300 youth on what they want to do to create safe schools.  The youth have spoken, and now it’s our responsibility to take these ideas and turn them into a curriculum that can be replicated in schools nationwide.  YES! is not just a word y’all!  It’s a MOVEMENT!

– YES! Team

NCCJ’s YES! Campaign is a national movement of youth leading the change to make schools safe and inclusive for all students.  The YES! campaign honors the ideas, abilities, and passions of young people who want to create or support high school communities in which everyone is welcome and celebrated for who they are.  YES! hosted a daylong kickoff conference for MA, CT, and RI high school students on October 23, 2011 at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA.  Integrating social media, technology, and the arts, this conference launched the YES! campaign to promote youth voices, strategies, and solutions nationwide.

Join the campaign:

Browse our BLOG and comment on things that make you go “Oh, YES!”

Watch YES! VIDEOS and make your own YES! Video.  Subscribe to our channel on YOUTUBE.

Read through the RESOURCES we have available that you can bring back to your school. (Being updated!)

Find us on FACEBOOK and TWITTER.

Read in detail what the YES! program vision is.

Contact us at to join our mailing list and be notified when the YES! curriculum launches in 2012!

It’s time to start saying YES! to what we can do instead of what we cannot do.

The YES! Campaign is a program of The National Conference for Community and Justice.

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