Youth of Ethical Societies (Y.E.S.) is a group of high school students determined to make the world a better place.
Y.E.S. participates in community service activities based on 6-week modules on various topics. A student may join for one or more of the five modules across the school year. Each module includes a service project, a community component, and discussion led by experienced facilitators. Topics address societal challenges such as poverty, racial inequality, LGBTQ pride, the environment, arts and social change, human rights, and other issues.
Each November, Y.E.S. members may attend the National Y.E.S. Conference for a weekend of themed activities. Y.E.S. Long Island is an opportunity for young humanists to strengthen their ideals, make new friends, have fun, and be a part of the change.
Community service letters can be provided for students on request.
Y.E.S. meets on most Sundays at 11:00 a.m., September through June. And, follow us on Facebook under Long Island Y.E.S.
The Y.E.S. group begins on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Society building.
Our modules for 2017-2018 are…
Module 1, begins Sept. 17: Connections. Exploring our human connections with each other, past and present, home and abroad.
Module 2, begins Nov. 5: Civics and Social Responsibility. Exploring our duty to democracy and community. Includes the National Y.E.S. conference to be held in New York City.
Module 3, begins Jan. 7, 2018: Poverty. Exploring how poverty affects adults and children on Long Island.
Module 4, begins March 4: Arts and Social Change. Exploring how the visual, musical, written and theatrical arts can be a catalyst for social change.
Module 5, begins April 29: The Environment. Exploring the interaction between human life and Planet Earth.
Other activities include local disaster recovery, anti-war demonstrations, park clean-ups, voter registration drives, fun summer beach trips, and much more!
For more information about our YES group, contact YES group leaders Alison Pratt or Lorraine Agostino.