The impact of the YES is truly global. After the YES, participants return home new skills and knowledge and the motivation to be a change agent. Follow the links below to find out more about some of the businesses, organizations and projects started and implemented by YES Alumni since the year 2000!
Evaluations conducted with alumni after the YES have demonstrated the wider impact of the YES program. Many participants redirected their professional and personal lives after attending the YES, for instance, by starting sustainability related programs at their own universities, completely changing their career paths towards issues of sustainable development, becoming more involved in ESD, integrating sustainable practices and concepts into their projects, and by trying to reduce their own ecological footprints.
Many alumni have gone on to create their own projects and organisations as a direct result of the YES. A 2011 alumni survey identified that over 40% of Alumni have gone on to start their own organisations or projects after the YES.