Y.E.S.: 50 Years of Community Building

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Eri Andrews
Amanda Ramirez-Sebree


Youth Educational Services (Y.E.S.) is more than just an easily acronymed program title. It’s a piece of Humboldt State University history. What started as an off-the-cuff idea has grown into a formidable force on campus and the community.

Y.E.S. provides community engagement programs for HSU students to volunteer in local school and community sites. Y.E.S. programs are student-initiated and student-led and directly serve local community needs. By creating a collaborative, inclusive and safe environment, Y.E.S. volunteers become active creators of their own learning.

Thousands of volunteers and community members have benefited from Y.E.S. programs. These are the threads that weave together the contributions of five decades of Y.E.S. community members, a quilt created by hands and hearts of all ages. This book honors all the voices and perspectives shared, and those yet to be shared, that together form the powerful legacy of Y.E.S.



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The Press at Cal Poly Humboldtt




Higher Education | History

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Andrews, Erika and Ramirez-Sebree, Amanda. Y.E.S.: 50 Years of Community Building. Humboldt State University Press, 2018. https://digitalcommons.humboldt.edu/monographs/6.