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YES stands for ‘Youth Excellence on Stage’. We are a Houston-based non-profit organization with 17 years experience in cultural engagement and education programs in over 100 nations ranging from Afghanistan and Iraq to Venezuela and Burma. Our mission is to reach out to youth in nations emerging from conflict or isolation with professional level training in music, dance and theater with a focus on those genres unique to the American experience, Jazz, Broadway and Hip Hop as well as classical art forms such as string orchestra, piano, voice and ballet.
In addition, we provide intensive teacher training and donate music scores, methods, instruments and dance and theater supplies to all our project partners.
Our faculty represents the United States’ most outstanding educators from leading American universities, theaters, orchestras and hip hop crews.
Please enter to learn more about one of the United States’ most dynamic cultural engagement and diplomacy organizations. Follow us as we train and perform with thousands of the next generation of teachers, cultural leaders and performers from around the globe.