Youth who are not supported at home, school, and in their communities are at increased risk for self-harm, depression, and suicide. YES Institute addresses the root causes of discrimination, harassment, and suicide by initiating authentic, purposeful dialogue and providing education on gender and orientation. We deliver our education where it is needed most to thousands across a wide range of parents and professionals including community groups and organizations in Education, Healthcare, Government, Workplaces, Faith Communities, as well as Internationally.
Providing professionals responsible for youth an educational model that can include all points of view allows them to work with others to begin making a community safe for all young people. People begin to take action even when they are afraid or disagree, and find authentic and powerful ways to contribute to the well-being of all youth.