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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 8500 participants
YES Alumni Webinar: Community Health

YES Alumni Webinar: Community Health

Join the webinar July 25 at 10am EST 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.
Annual Iftar for West Bank Families in Need

Annual Iftar for West Bank Families in Need

YES alumni volunteered for the second year, spreading their joy
MENA Region Alumni Leaders Teach-Out Across Borders

MENA Region Alumni Leaders Teach-Out Across Borders

After the AALT in South Africa, YES alumni trained one another in Jordan.
Fitness and Flying

Fitness and Flying

YES alumnus Ahmed Wafy has two passions, get his community fit and learning to fly.