IJPC Youth Educating Society (YES)

YES empowers immigrant youth and allies through support and education to cultivate social and legislative change for a more inclusive and just society.

About YES:

Youth Educating Society (YES) is a leadership program designed for both documented and undocumented immigrants and their friends and allies.

They network to learn more about immigration issues and take an active role in the community. Members learn how to share their personal immigration experiences to create a unique and powerful voice advocating for comprehensive immigration reform.

YES Program Participants:

  • Build personal and professional relationships with others who care about immigrant rights
  • Build a network of student organizations from area colleges and universities and with other young leaders
  • Receive leadership training
  • Stand courageously and speak out about immigration issues

YES is a program dedicated to:

EDUCATING about the immigration system and related issues

DEVELOPING young leaders to take a stand on immigration reform

BUILDING stronger relationships among schools and unifying youth from different backgrounds

STRENGTHENING and facilitating the work of student groups to increase awareness at their schools

ENGAGING youth in the Greater Cincinnati community and beyond


Take Action:

Pass the Dream and Promise Act (updated 5.3.19)

H.R. 6, The Dream and Promise Act will provide a path to citizenship for immigrant youth and the 400,000 adults here with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED). It’s the most inclusive Dream Act bill yet, allowing over 2 million immigrants to work, drive, study and raise families in the U.S. without fear of deportation.

Learn more and take action on the Dream and Promise Act.


Get Involved:

Find YES on Facebook or email Sandra Ramirez – Immigration Program Organizer

To invite a YES leader to speak to your group, please fill out this form.

About IJPC

The Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center educates and advocates for peace, challenges unjust local, national and global systems, and promotes the creation of a nonviolent society. IJPC is supported by faith-based organizations and individuals who work together to educate around justice issues, take collaborative action and do public witness. We address local, national and international concerns focusing on the death penalty, immigration, human trafficking and peace and nonviolence.