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2019 YES of Michigan Spring Conference at Saginaw Valley State University

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.

2019 YES of Michigan Conference Video

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:

  • Actively recruiting talented candidates into the teaching profession, especially underrepresented minority students.
  • Providing middle/high school students with opportunities to explore teaching as a career option.
  • Assisting students to gain a realistic understanding of the nature of education and the role of the teacher.


For studentsYES 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 teachersYES 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 schoolsYES 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 communitiesYES 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.


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