YES! Alumni Newsletter
December 2008
Dear Friends,

Hope you are all doing well!

We are thrilled to announce that our Monthly Alumni Newsletters are now available in Spanish, translated by Romy Narayan, our wonderful Office Coordinator!

Our amazing staff members are unpacking their bags and settling back home from hosting a series of house parties throughout the country. While visiting Boston, New York, Washington DC, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Marin and Santa Cruz, we reconnected with Alumni, developed new relationships and raised much-needed funds for our programs. Thank you so much for all your efforts towards outreaching, attending and/or giving a testimonial!

We are pleased to share that we have published our 2008 Annual Report, which details all of the exciting and inspiring work we've accomplished as an organization and in collaboration with our Global Partners this past year as well as announce the work we plan to accomplish in 2009!  The Annual Report is filled with beautiful pictures from our Peru World Jam and updates from all the programs organized and/or supported by YES!, so feel free to check it out on our website:

This month's newsletter is filled with conferences gathering young leaders from around the world, a new online community and an inspiring art project portraying our global humanity. Continue to submit articles for the Alumni Newsletter, which can range from employment opportunities, to like-minded conferences as well as articles you've personally written.

What's Inside!
4REAL and YES! Alumni
2048 Project
People for Earth
The World Social Forum in Brazil
6 Billion Others
Sauve Scholarship Program
Resource Generation
The New Strategy + Training Manual from smartMeme
What's New with YES! and Jammers?
4REAL and YES! Alumni
The work of YES! Alumni on TV 

Josh Thome and Sol Guy are fellow YES! Jammers who co-created the television show 4REAL. The show takes celebrity guests on adventures around the world to connect with young leaders who, under extreme circumstances, are affecting real change on some of the most pressing issues of our time.

Many of the young leaders featured on the show are fellow YES! Alumni, such as Salim Mohamed from Kenya, Kimmie Weeks from Liberia, Chief Tashka Yawanawa from the Yawanawa Tribe in Brazil, and Puma Singona from Peru. The show is an inspiring example of how Jam Alumni from around the world are working together to bring positive change to our communities!  

4REAL is currently being aired in 166 countries across the globe. To check if 4REAL is airing in your community, visit:

If it's not airing in your country, still be sure to visit their website, where you will be able to view short clips of the shows and connect with viewers!
2048 Project
Humanity's Written Agreement to Live Together 

The mission of the 2048 Project is to draft an international framework for enforceable human rights that can be in place by 2048, the 100th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

2048 is a project within the Institute for Global Challenges and the Law at the University of California, Berkeley, Law School. Through its website and conferences, 2048 is providing a process for individuals, organizations and governments to draft an international framework for human rights that can be enforced in the courts of all countries. The Project was launched on leap year day, February 29, 2008, at a conference with keynote speakers President Mary Robinson, and Robert Haas, former Chairman of Levi Strauss and Co.

There are many ways such a framework could be created, and 2048 does not claim to have an ideal framework. Rather, 2048 provides a means for the tens of thousands of scholars, students, nonprofit organizations, philanthropic foundations, and governments who are working in parallel for human rights, to intersect by focusing and sharing together.

If you are interested in participating in the development of the Agreement, please visit their website for more information
People for Earth
Connect with like-minded people online 

People for Earth is thrilled to announce the beta release of People for Earth, an ECO online social community with an integrated wiki Eco Guide. Their mission is to inspire and empower individuals to get green, take action and enjoy doing it. Moreover People for Earth aims to become the world's largest, free ECO Guide. Convinced that people can be both eco-friendly and have a more enjoying and fulfilling life we face that challenge!

Since our community is based on members they would also like to welcome various organizations to join our cause. It's free and easy. Organizations promote their activities by entering their details and voicing support by entering a listing on our public wall. You can also post the hottest news, photos or videos, or even invite members to an event you are organizing. You may wish to create a group for your organization where fans can meet or create an entry on your blog and spread the word. You can also post a petition. In short, you are welcome to list your organization and get people interested by adding news, photos, videos and more to your organization's page.

Check our their website to join
The World Social Forum in Brazil
Another World is Possible 

The World Social Forum is a space of meeting and convergence of social movements and civil society organizations. It is therefore a collective space for the building of alternatives  and strengthening of partnerships and networks towards another possible world.

The  WSF 2009 will happen from January 27th to February 1st 2009 in  Belem (state of Para, Brazil) with hundreds of self-organized  activities, proposed by civil society organizations from  around the world. If you are interested in participating, please visit their website for more information
6 Billion Others
Article A Project Illuminating the Beauty of Humanity 

Artist Yann Arthus-Bertrand and his team traveled the world to interview people with simple, basic questions such as What is Love? What makes you laugh? What were your childhood dreams? What is the meaning of life?. After visiting 65 countries and making 6000 interviews, they've created a sensitive and human portrait of the planet's inhabitants. It's absolutely beautiful and inspiring to listen and witness people all over the world talk about their dreams, worries, and lives.

Check out the project online
It's available in English, French and Italian!
Sauve Scholarship Program
A Leadership Development Program for Young People from Around the World 
The Sauve Scholars Program, launched in 2003, is an opportunity for 12-14 young leaders under the age of 30 from around the world to spend the academic year in Montreal for a period of research, reflection, personal and professional development.  A unique aspect of the Program is that the Scholars live together in a heritage mansion within walking distance of McGill University, their academic 'home'.
The Sauve experience is founded on:
-- Intense exchange of ideas and experience, supported by communal life
-- Extensive intellectual freedom, allowing each participant to develop according to his or her needs and aspirations
-- Focus on action accompanied by a clear commitment to the community - including the host community
-- Commitment to dialogue among cultures, which allows participants to understand and assimilate viewpoints built within multiple frames of reference.

For detailed information about the program, please visit
Resource Generation
Seeking Executive Director 

Job Summary:
RG seeks a director with a desire to work for a visionary and growing organization that provides support, challenges and organizes progressive young people who are channeling millions of dollars to social change. The executive director will be one of three full-time staff and three part-time staff. The executive director's primary responsibilities include: fundraising (20%), financial management (20%), staff and board management (25%), organizational and program development (25%), and coalition building (10%). A successful candidate must be able to innovate and grow with us, and must be willing to bring his or her talents, passions, skills and connections.

How to Apply:
Application deadline is 12/20/08.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply electronically to
Applicants may also apply by mail or fax. Send your resume and cover letter by fax to: (617) 523-2070 or by mail to: Third Sector New England, Attn: Employment Manager/ED-RG, Nonprofit Center, 89 South Street, Suite 700, Boston, MA 02111.

Third Sector New England/Resource Generation is an AA/EOE Employer
The New Strategy + Training Manual from smartMeme
Re:Imagining Change - An Introduction to Story-based Strategy 

Doyle Canning, an LPSC Jammer, and Patrick Reinsborough have put developed a social change manual called Re:Imagining Change, which is an interactive and accessible resource guide to smartMeme's story-based strategy tools and methods. The 60 page manual consists of ideas, analysis, case studies, and strategies to change your campaign, your community and your world.

To learn more and download a manual, visit
What's New with YES! and Jammers?
Ways to Stay Connected with the YES! Community 

Alumni Newsletter
The Alumni Newsletter is distributed to YES! Jammers/Campers around the world! This newsletter is a resource for you to share information to hundreds of YES! Alumni! If you are organizing an event, would like to bring awareness to an issue in your community, published an article, wrote a poem or just want to share a good joke/quote, please submit 1-2 paragraphs describing what you would like to share and any needed contact information.

YES! Jams Website
Have you visited lately? Need to update your profile? Well the YES! Jams Website is a great place to connect with Jammers from other Jams, who are doing similar work as you. The new Jammers from the 2008 World Jam are just beginning to join the online community, so feel free to check them out, as they are doing some amazing work in their community (and they are just some awesome human beings, too!).

YES! Jam Listserves
Do you wonder what some of your fellow Jammers are doing these days? The Jam/Camp listserves are a great way to stay connected with your fellow Jammers/Campers, especially if you want to share information to just your Jam, instead of the whole Alumni. If you haven't received an email from the listserve lately, you may need to send us your updated contact information, so we can update the listserve. If you don't remember what your listserve is, just send us an email, and we'll let you know!
Do you have a Facebook Profile? Not only does YES! have a profile, but so many of the Jammers/Campers have profiles, too! Facebook has been a great way to connect with old friends, so feel free to add YES! as a friend ("Yes World"), cause page ("YES!") or group page ("YES! Jam Alumni" or "YES! Camps (Youth for Environmental Sanity) Alumni")! YES! is currently finding Alumni on Facebook, so we may find you first!  ;-)
YES! has an account on, where you are able to share photos from your Jam! If you have photos you would like to share, just let us know and we can start a group for your Jam and invite your fellow Jammers to upload their photos and reminisce! Our YES! photostream is located under "People" and named "yesjamphotos".
YES! also has an account on, where you can upload videos and share it with the YES! community! If you have videos of yourself and your work, feel free to subscribe/be friend our page and your videos will be linked to our community. We'll also list your videos on our "Favorites" list. Check us out:
Thank you for reading our December Alumni Newsletter!

Much love and appreciation,

Jenny Uribe

Program Coordinator, YES!
Helping Visionary Young Leaders Build A Better World