YES! For Schools Summer Training

About the Training

YES! For Schools Summer Training

An opportunity, a challenge, for YOU to positively impact the lives of high school students

Public schools in this country are failing our young people. School’s emphasis on standardized testing tells students that it’s more interested in the student remembering facts, than learning things relevant to their lives. The focus is on academic learning only, ignoring the development of the WHOLE person. We demand that students PAY ATTENTION without actually teaching them HOW TO PAY ATTENTION. Student’s minds and emotions all over the place YET we wonder why 50% are dropping out of high schools in major cities.

Schools don’t address the issues that teens are facing outside of school, such as domestic abuse, gang violence, and substance abuse. Schools address these deeper issues that are in the forefront of the minds of their students. How can young people be expected to learn academically when they’re afraid to walk home because they might be killed on the way; or their parents beat them when they get home; or they’re pressured constantly to drink and take drugs?

When we give the youth the opportunity to define a clear direction for their own lives, then we are giving true guidance. This is what the Youth Empowerment Seminar does. YES! allows for students to realize that I create my own reality. I choose the direction of my own life. In YES! students learn,“I cannot change all the circumstances of my life, BUT I can change the way I deal with them.”

YES! is a dynamic program that teaches practical and powerful techniques to deal with stress and manage emotions in a unique and FUN way. YES! provides a variety of breathing techniques, yoga, games, opportunities to connect with people on a deeper level, and interactive processes which bring a deeper understanding of  basic human values, emotions, and the mind.  STRESS is replaced with EMPOWERMENT, ENTHUSIASM, and a sense of BELONGINGNESS to the people in my own community and the world.

Here is an opportunity for YOU to be a part of making a positive impact in the lives of  high school students; to be a role model for a young person who has little positive influence in their life; to make a difference in your own life by helping young people realize their potential; to uplift society by uplifting its future.

THIS SUMMER IAHV (International Association for Human Values) is offering a 2 week training, as well as 2- 5 week fieldwork opportunity, to learn to become an instructor for the YES! program in high schools. First you learn techniques to focus, become more efficient, and reduce stress overall for your own life. THEN you learn how to teach YES! to high school students. During the fieldwork you will assist certified YES! instructors in summer school programs taking place in various cities across the U.S..


Intensive 2-Week Training:

  • Learn a daily practice of yoga, breathing and meditation
  • Learn to teach YES! for high schools

Fieldwork options will be assigned for various cities:

  • Apprenticing with Certified YES! Instructors for high school summer programs 


Update: New Orleans Training has been cancelled

Training: June 20 – July 4 2010, SF Bay Area, CA


Training: July 7-July 20, Washington D.C.

Fieldwork: July 4th thru Aug 10th 2010 (2-5 week options) in the SF Bay Area, CA;  New York, NY; Chicago, IL


A desire to make a difference for the youth of America.

-There will be some requirements to fulfill after the training before you become a full YES! teacher.


$1200 for the program including food and lodging, TRANSPORTATION not included. You will pay the cost of travel to and from training location and fieldwork venues.

For more information on the YES! Program visit

This summer training is offered through the International Association for Human Values, a United-Nations Chartered NGO. For more information about the International Association for Human Values, see

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