About YES! for Teachers

YES! for Teachers brings powerful ideas and practical actions to classrooms nationwide. We are dedicated to deepening your students’ connection with contemporary issues and inspiring them to take charge of—not be overwhelmed by—their world.

Here are resources to support your teaching and your students:

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  • National Student Writing Competition
    Each school quarter we offer your students an opportunity to write for a real-world audience, and to reflect on something meaningful.  

  • Student Writing Lessons
    Search no more! We’ve done the work for you. Each ready-to-write lesson has a YES! story (non-fiction text), compelling writing prompt, and sample essays. An invitation for your students to contemplate how their values, opinions, and actions  fit into their world. 

  • Teaching Sustainability
    Curriculum, lessons, stories, and charts on how to build a robust economy, healthy planet, and just world for all.

  • Teaching Peace & Justice

    Spot-on lessons, projects, and infographics that explore paths to peace, inclusion, equality, and compassion for all.

  • Teacher Stories
    First-person narratives by other educators on their profound, hilarious, and humbling experiences in the classroom and beyond.

  • E-Newsletter
    Explore our free quarterly e-newsletter, chock-full of curricula, lesson plans, and stories that support the most recent issue of YES! 

We are honored that YES! Magazine is part of your teaching.


Jing Fong

If you have any questions about YES! For Teachers, please contact Jing at 206.842.5009 ext. 225 or jfong@yesmagazine.org