Join us on the YES Programs Website, Twitter, and Facebook for the next ten days as we celebrate a countdown to the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) Program 10th Anniversary Virtual Reunion. The festivities will culminate on December 12, beginning with a special message from Evan Ryan, Assistant Secretary of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
iEARN is a founding partner of the YES Program, which was established by the U.S. Congress in October, 2002. This model 21st Century youth exchange program is funded through the U.S. Department of State and sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Each year, the YES Program provides scholarships for more than 900 high school students (15-17 years) from countries with significant Muslim populations to spend up to one academic year in the U.S.
YES participants, host families, and alumni mean the world to us, and to paraphrase YES Alumnus Adeel Pasha (above), this extraordinary program is only limited by our imaginations.