The 2019 YES of Michigan Conference held May 17, 2019, was a huge success. Next year the conference will be held at Eastern Michigan University.
PARTNERS: Eastern Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University, Saginaw Valley State University, University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Detroit Public School Community District, Chandler Park Academy, Farmington Public Schools, Ferndale Public Schools, Grand Rapids Public Schools, Plymouth-Canton Public Schools, Southfield Public Schools
The Young Educators Society of Michigan (YES) was established in 1987 to encourage
under-represented minority youth to consider
the field of teaching as a career.
The YES model is open to ALL school districts who are interested in promoting and increasing diversity in our nation’s future teaching workforce by:
WHAT LOCAL YES CHAPTERS DO:
For students… YES helps to explore teaching as a career option, provides a realistic understanding of teaching, and encourages students from diverse backgrounds to think seriously about the teaching profession.
For teachers… YES offers a chance to shape the future of the education profession and gives teachers opportunities to examine, clarify, and explain their roles in students’ lives.
For schools… YES is a service opportunity that elevates the role of teachers and offers new avenues of communication about education and its place in the community.
For communities… YES increases interest in teacher education programs and provides early identification of potentially excellent teachers.
For the education profession… YES extends the vision of the profession by enlarging the talent pool; creates a positive image of teaching for students, parents, and other citizens; and encourages the flux of new ideas and diverse points of view.
For more information, visit the YES of Michigan website.