The “Youth Engaged in Society 2013-2014” (YES) launched in September 2013. The project goal is to create new debate clubs and continue the activities of existing debate clubs in different regions of Armenia. The YES project is being implemented and financed by the Open Society Foundations-Armenia, the World Vision Armenia and the Jinishian Memorial Foundation. There are 130 schools involved in this project representing 8 regions of Armenia – Shirak, Lori, Aragatsotn, Kotayk, Gegharkunik, Armavir, Ararat and Syunik, 15 cities – Ashtarak, Aparan, Talin, Artashat, Masis, Armavir, Echmiadzin, Metsamor, Gavar, Vardenis, Sevan, Vanadzor, Abovyan, Hrazdan, Gyumri and 14 village communities – Qarakert, Lernagog, Dalarik, Arteni, Gyulagarak, Urut, Sverdlov, Mets Masriq, Shenavan, Nerqin Bazmaberd, Mastara, Sarnakunq, Brnakot and Shinuhayr.
The YES project gives the students an opportunity to learn to debate in a civil manner and develop their own opinion on different issues.