The YES Campaign strives to build the individual capacity of youth in
order to create sustainable livelihoods and to establish an
entrepreneurial culture where young people move toward formal
The 83 YES country networks are a unique platform from which
to accomplish this goal, spanning many cultures, contexts, and
With the support of diverse stakeholders, networks organize and
facilitate customized programming that relies on youth to drive the
YES Inc., is an international non-profit dedicated to fighting poverty
through large-scale job creation and entrepreneurship for youth.
The YES Campaign was launched by 1600 delegates from 120 countries at
the Alexandria Youth Employment Summit, in Egypt on September 11, 2002.
The Alexandria Summit was hosted by the Arab Republic of Egypt and was
co-chaired by H.E. Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak, First Lady of Egypt and Hon.
William J. Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States.