MISSION & VISION
The values statements below outline our dedication to creating a world in which every member of society has a voice that is valued and honored – especially the voice of youth. Created by a team of YES! staff (youth and adults) and board members, these values highlight the beliefs that guide us in our work at Youth Empowered Solutions (YES!).
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“Wow! That was such a powerful session. I’m amazed by how you were able to capture all that we shared and walk us through to a final action plan. Not to mention the great hands-on experience of conducting sessions that we will use with the students. We are ready.”
“The skills I learned from the YES! training have prepared me to manage the two young women at my organization in an empowering way. We are now partnering to plan environmental activities for the summer. Using the tools YES! provided, they have developed great ideas and have created strategic outlines for each activity.”
“Throughout the grant process, teens gained life skills that they wouldn’t have experience anywhere else. One of the biggest skills they can take away from this is the ability to analyze the way they are communicating to different audiences, public officials in particular.”
“The youth attending our 2014 Healthy Youth Summit received valuable training in how to have a voice in the decisions that impact their wellbeing and the health of their schools and communities. Through the training and hand-on educational sessions offered by Youth Empowered Solutions, we now have an additional 130 young people in our state prepared to serve as future leaders in preventing chronic disease through advocacy and peer education for the next generation of our state’s youth.”
“As a native North Carolinian, I am so very proud of Youth Empowered Solutions. For the past six years, YES! has been leading a movement of young people that have had a major role in changing our state’s social norms around tobacco use. I salute YES! for giving young people a voice and skills to make a difference in the health of North Carolinians.”