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The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program, funded by the U.S. Department of State, provides scholarships for secondary school students (age 15-17) from countries with significant Muslim populations to spend one academic year in the United States. 

 

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Impacting over 9500 participants
YES Alumni Webinar: Community Health

YES Alumni Webinar: Community Health

Watch the recording of the webinar to learn how to begin improving health in your community!
2015-16 YES Students Celebrate on Capitol Hill

2015-16 YES Students Celebrate on Capitol Hill

YES co-founder, Senator Richard Lugar, addresses graduating participants.
Stories of YES

Stories of YES

Watch students from Gaza, West Bank, and Jordan tell their YES stories!
Promoting Girls' Education in Sierra Leone

Promoting Girls' Education in Sierra Leone

Three YES '16 alumni were awarded a grant from the U.S. Embassy for their project on girls' education!
Charity for Ramadan

Charity for Ramadan

YES alumni in Senegal celebrated Ramadan by helping to bring food to people in need in Dakar, Thies, and Bambey.