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I learned that people are bullied and targeted based on their gender expression. Not their orientation. I've never thought of that before.
A.D. Henderson High School Student
When I come to YES Institute, I get the rare opportunity to think, investigate and come up with ideas that will actually make a difference.
Barbara Chotiner MDCPS Teacher
This dialogue redefined my definition of feminity and masculinity and made me feel more secure about being more of a tomboy.
16 Year Old High School Student
YES Institute has saved my family. It's because of YES Institute that we now have the ability to really listen to each other, inspire healing, seek education, and build a safe and comfortable home.
Jenny Betancourt Graduate Student
I learned that just because you are a girl does not mean you can’t do what boys can do.
4th Grade Student
One of the things I learned was how early in a child’s development is the realization of who they are and how crucial my support is for them to be their authentic self.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Powerful- great insight into the impact of language and my responsibility in perpetuating ‘bullying’ culture.
The material made me look at these topics in a new way. It opened my eyes to how gender and orientation show up in medicine. Before today, it was invisible to me.
Medical student Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity
It’s important for my students to stop and examine the impact of gender and orientation. It’s easy to forget about the real world from the comforts of the classroom.
Miami-Dade College Professor
This is an organization with a track record of making a real difference in the world. Political victories mean little if the hearts and minds of parents, clergy, and teachers do not change.
Jonathan Lewis Member of YES Institute's Kiaora Society of Donors