YES! teams are up to many great things this school year. Here are a few highlights from around the state: Minnesota New Country School
This team recently reflected on their first year as a part of the YES! Program. They have worked with their school to say "YES!" to local foods, design and build supermileage vehicles, and install an aquaponics system in their greenhouse. Read more about their experience as a first-year YES! team.
Six YES! students from Royalton presented at the National Joint Powers Alliance
"Building the 21st
Century Workforce" event in January. YES! students impressed the audience with their projects, and YES! coach Marty Bratsch commented that he is continually impressed that the students are always looking for ways to give back to their community. They are now taking their experience to Italy where they hope to share about their successes in mobilizing their community and learn how Italians are working towards sustainable best practices. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City (ACGC)
Clean Energy Resource Teams (CERTs)
has helped to provide networking, education, and funding for several YES! projects. At a recent CERTs event, ACGC YES! team members highlighted the YES! program in general and the projects that the students are currently working on. Cherry
The Cherry YES! team, one of the recipients of the McKnight awards
, is working hard to create and demonstrate an electric vehicle to the students and community. Students are learning how to design, order materials, and build an electric vehicle. They look forward to educating their community about the benefits of electric vehicles.