YES Institute provides powerful, action-oriented dialogue and quality research-based education on gender and orientation.
We began as a community-based initiative in 1996 to address the high rates of teenage suicide impacting young people who identified or were labeled as gay.
In 2003, YES Institute added cutting-edge education courses on gender. Each year, we conduct over 200 presentations and courses for a wide variety of communities – parents and students, nurses and medical personnel, school teachers and administrators, counselors and psychologists, business executives, police departments, and other non-profits and human service organizations.
Our continuing education curriculum is accredited by the Florida Department of Health and the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. Courses and presentations are available in both English and Español.
YES Institute is based in Miami, Florida and has reached communities across the country, including Alabama, Georgia, and New York. We have worked in Latin America, including Bogotá, Colombia and Cuernavaca, México. People travel to Miami from all over the world to participate in our courses, including participants from Australia, Italy, South Africa, and Kenya.