Developed over 24 years of experience with YES! camps and Jams, “Connecting, Inspiring & Collaborating with Changemakers” is full of over 200 practices, tools, games and resources to support changemakers at all levels to bring forth thriving, just and sustainable ways of life for all. It also has an extensive organizing compendium. View the entire book in Google Drive for free! We would love to receive your feedback on the activities you use. Or if you prefer, write to email@example.com for a PDF (available for a suggested donation of $17 – check out a sneak peek here) or a hard copy (available for a suggested donation of $25).
Those who come…come hoping to find their next growing edge…they are often pushing the envelopes around power and privilege and their relationships to these issues….they are trying to connect the dots of various movements and issues, hoping to attain greater clarity and engagement in their work, while living more full and balanced lives…to put it simply, a Jam embodies two core principles: uncompromised truth and unconditional love. A Jam is, above all, a place to be real, to take off masks, to speak one’s truth, and to be fully oneself. Simultaneously, a Jam is a highly appreciative space, where compliments and love are given freely and received with dignity and gratitude, and where the intention is towards healing, learning and growing honest, healthy relationships.Shilpa Jain & Tad Hargrave
Upcoming Jams | Click HERE to Apply or Get Info!
Healing Our Movement Ecosystem (HOME) Environmental Jam
Northeast Changemakers Jam
Northeast Changemakers Jam – a five day gathering of 30 dynamic and diverse changemakers for deep learning, listening, systemic inquiry, and community building at Wonderwell Mountain Refuge in Springfield, New Hampshire, from March 26-31, 2018.
Pakistan Youth Leadership Jam
Pakistan Youth Leadership Jam – January 26-31, 2018, Karachi, Pakistan – 4th annual event! Diverse change-makers, from all parts of Pakistan and working in fields ranging from women’s empowerment to youth development to human rights and citizenship, will come together to grow in self, healed divisions, created support for each other, and visioned a positive future for their families, communities and land.
Arts for Social Change Jam
Arts for Social Change / ARTivist Jam, June 18-23, 2018, Santa Cruz mountains, California, USA – Musicians, visual artists, dramatists, dancers, graphic recorders, spoken word poets, and more, will join together in cross-pollinating and linking up the vital ARTivist movement! This 6th annual Jam will focus on mutual support, interconnection, collaboration, visioning, and lifting up the essential contributions of artists in social transformation. Invitation and application coming soon.
Join a Global Community of Changemakers!
YES! connects, inspires and collaborates with change-makers to build thriving, just and balanced ways of life for all. We primarily work with people ages 18-35, but are increasingly also working intergenerationally as well. We believe that life is precious and magnificent, and that we were put on this Earth for more than mere survival. We all have the birthright to love, to prosper, to grow, and to learn ever more what it means to be who we are. Join us!