YES! Welcomes Coordinator Erin Nordquist

YES! is welcoming a new member to our staff – Erin Nordquist is a YES! Coordinator who will be working with the Central YES! teams while working out of the Sauk River Watershed District in Sauk Centre.  We are excited for Erin to share her experience and passion with the YES! Program. Hello everyone! My name is Erin Nordquist and I am very excited to be working with the YES! Program as coordinator for the Central MN teams! I grew up in the heart... [Read More...]

10th Annual Fall Summit Prepares YES! Students for Success with Interactive Sessions

The 10th Annual Fall Summit, held at Saint John’s University on October 12th, engaged nearly 200 students and coaches from 16 YES! teams from central and southern Minnesota. The day started out with an activity, “massively multi-player thumb-wrestling,” where “grand masters” and “legendary grand masters” were born. Teams were then welcomed by Father Lew Grobe, a monk at St. Johns Abbey, who shared his ideas on the importance of creating... [Read More...]

Sea Change Makes a Splash at 3rd Annual Northeast Fall Summit

By YES! Coordinator Jim DeVries On a beautiful fall day, 83 students and 21 coaches assembled at the Laurentian Environmental Center in Britt MN for the 3rd annual Northeast MN Fall Summit. Teams representing Carlton High School, Cherry High School, Northern Lights Community School, Virginia High School and Wrenshall High School were in attendance. The day started off with a quick introduction to the YES! program for new students. The students then... [Read More...]

YES! Welcomes Coordinator Emily Stawarski

YES! is welcoming a new member to our staff – Emily Stawarski is a YES! Coordinator who will be working with the Northwest teams while working out of Lakes Country Service Cooperative in Fergus Falls.  We are excited for Emily to share her experience and passion with the YES! Program. Here is what Emily has to say: My name is Emily Stawarski and I currently live in Fergus Falls. I grew up on a hobby farm north east of Foley, MN and had the privilege... [Read More...]

YES! Welcomes Coordinator Ali Dahmes

YES! is welcoming a new member to our staff – Ali Dahmes is a new YES! Coordinator.  We are excited for Ali to share her knowledge and enthusiasm with the YES! Program as a Coordinator for the West Central MN teams while working out of Prairie Woods ELC in Spicer! Here is what Ali has to say: I grew up in New London, MN on a small hobby farm. After graduation, I took off for college around the country and then across the globe to pursue my love... [Read More...]

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