Generation YES, also known as GenYES, prepares teams of Student Technology Leaders (STLs) to support K-12 teachers and IT staff as they integrate technology in schools to improve student learning.
GenYES participants develop confidence and IT skills while supporting their schools.
GenYES harnesses the enthusiasm, energy, and expertise of students. They learn leadership skills and real-world IT skills necessary for career and college success, all while helping their schools.
Part of the GenYES mission is to narrow the digital divide. As result of this gap, only 3% of the Silicon Valley workforce is Latino and 2% is African American.
Cisco has provided multiple cash investments to help GenYES expand its initiatives, including:
“We often think of our students as our future, but at Generation YES, we consider students to be here now. They have talents, they have energy, they have expertise.”Dennis Harper, Ph.D, Founder of GenYES
MIND Research Institute's visual learning program helps students improve math scores.
Citizen Schools aims to reduce dropout rates by engaging middle schoolers in mentoring.