Youth. Empowerment. Success. (Y.E.S.)
With support from the Wm. J. Wrigley Jr. Company Foundation, the Y.E.S. initiative provided vulnerable youth in India with access to the education and skills training needed to successfully transition to adulthood. Adapting our Passport to Success® curriculum to local language and culture, Y.E.S. empowered disadvantaged youth through the development of key life skills such as confidence, effective communication and teamwork. From 2008 to 2013 the initiative also engaged these youth in their communities and improved their educational prospects. After identifying them as needs, the second phase of Y.E.S. included dental health lessons, free dental clinics, and English classes.