This spring brought many "seeds of change" for YES!. With excitement for new opportunities that change always brings, we invite you to read about them below and envision our "blossoming" future!
The YES! Staff
YES! Awards Season
Sleepy Eye YES! Team
With 27 teams and more than 300 engaged students in the YES! program this year, the 2011-2012 YES! season was full of creative and impactful work.
Royalton YES! Team
The positive ripples they made in their communities exponentially increased as they collaborated with their fellow peers and community members to make 'waves' in the global community!
It was with great enthusiasm that we presented these deserving teams with the YES! awards this past April and May. Read highlights from the awards presentations here.
YES! in Action
YES! Coordinator Reflects On Past, Looks to the Future
This spring, YES! congratulated coordinator Anne Dybsetter as she accepted a position with the Minnesota Education Corps. Since inception five years ago, Anne has witnessed the program grow and thrive. Read her 'farewell note' to YES! and its supporters and join us in wishing Ann the best in her future endeavors!
Team Installs 'Green Roof'
Austin YES! Team plants green roof
Austin YES! team installed a 'green roof' - 300 square feet of plantings - on their school's rooftop this past May. Read the highlights, including news coverage here.
See more of the exciting projects YES! teams are working on by clicking here.
Energy Business Highlight
YES! Impacting the Entrepreneurs of the Future: An Alumni Spotlight
Austin Nash, 2009 graduate of Springfield High School, and past member of the Springfield YES! team, has found his niche in business at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. Thanks in part to his participation in the YES! Program, Austin has decided to pursue a degree in business and has recently found success in a business venture he and two fellow students started.
YES! empowers youth to partner with their community to create economic and environmental vitality through hands-on learning and team-based projects.
YES! provides a unique opportunity for students to learn by engaging directly in community efforts that lead to dramatic demonstrations of renewable energy technology and conservation practices and exposes them to how science is applied in real life.