What the YESS Center Does

The Young People’s Environments, Society and Space Research Center (YESS Center):

    • Promotes high quality scholarship and theory development that are helping to define this field of study;
    • Enhances the capacity of the Department of Geography and College of Arts and Letter to implement qualitative and interpretive research methods;
    • Provides a community consulting program that partners with youth serving organizations and policy-makers to inform policies and improve programs that impact children and young people;
    • Combines the talents and interests of researchers from throughout the College of Arts and Letters in order to engage with this subject area in ways that are both holistic and broadly relevant.