At Youth Entertainment Studios young people unleash
their creative talents in a structured environment. YES empowers
youth in media arts and technology through linking their passion
for youth culture with technology and communication skills.
Larry Mayes, Director of the Log School
in Boston, had many positive things to say about YES. “The
program is tailored to the needs of youth today. Instead of being
out on the streets youth are working on something that is both
beneficial and fun!” Recently
YES assisted the Log School in developing and launching a radio
station for girls – Radio LOG (R-LOG) 540 AM – in Boston.
Paula Howe leads the City of Paterson School-Based
Program in New Jersey, holds the YES program in very high regard.
She expects a lot of involvement at the recently opened studio.
Adding to the mix of music with English and History. “You
start by using their interests to get them focused. Then, you
show them how much a well-rounded education can assist their
Chris Woodall Executive Director and Co-Founder of TRIBE ONE
in Knoxville, TN., had this to say about YES; “Youth
can learn every aspect of the music industry.” The youth are
given the chance to produce, create, and market their work. In
doing so we can provide an opportunity to learn and help them
as they are blessed by the effort and care that is put in to
teaching them new things. Dino McCoy, TRIBE ONE Studio CEO, said
he likes the YES Model because “it draws people in.” There
could not be a better or simpler explanation in support of YES. “It
adds discipline and shows the way to success;” says Dino.
The plain fact is that YES is extremely marketable to youth since
music makes up such a large part of their lives.
“Kids today have an extreme passion
for music;” said
Kourtnee Green of Norfolk, VA. “Being able to be a part
of a studio at this level gives them power.” Making youth a
part of something they identify with puts them in your hands. We
can open large doors by giving them the tools to succeed and grow. “They
can then use their energy creatively to effectively convey their
thoughts and feelings.”
According to Alwyn Periera in London, England “Here
in the UK we had been working with something very similar such
as running workshops to develop the Performing arts but nothing
at the level of Technical skills and caliber of Mentors as YES.
It is a simple and effective model to deliver high tech education,
by the community for the community - YES is very much a local
YES is a revolutionary way to reach the
youth of today. The YES program offers youth an opportunity to
pursue a dream to have their talents and skills appreciated all
over the world.