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Our mission is to prevent suicide and ensure the healthy development of all youth through powerful communication and education on gender and orientation.


In 30 years of teaching, I’ve never had any training around these topics, and it’s so relevant to what we see in our classrooms.

Early Childhood Teacher

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Reimagining Femininity & Masculinity

What is required to “be a man” in today’s world? Is it possible to be seen as “feminine” and “strong” simultaneously, without sacrificing authenticity? What parts of you have you dismissed, downplayed, or stripped away to fit traditional expectations around masculinity and femininity? Masculinity is typically viewed simply as the predominant position of privilege and power. Read More

Deciphering Gender and Orientation

More and more young people are expressing gender and orientation in unexpected ways. How do we keep up? What’s behind the explosion of new labels? Most importantly, how can we make sure our youth are safe? Though awareness about gender and orientation has dramatically increased, many youth still face violence, mental health challenges, and life Read More

Creating Workplace Community

Achieving Success in the Workplace

How can today’s organizations and businesses authentically include, embrace, and represent all, without alienating valuable employees and customers? Typically, “diversity and inclusion” initiatives tell people what they “should” do or think, which can alienate valuable team members who have divergent beliefs. The work of YES Institute goes beyond the cliched call to “celebrate differences,” and Read More