What's Happening

YES offers a range of workshops and activities which help provide holistic support, with focus on professional and leadership development and training for our youth with disabilities.

Working in a co-creative space, all our projects are co-created and co-delivered with youth with disabilities, which help keep YES services and support relevant and accessible to the needs of the disability community. Check out our latest news and workshops below…YES

The Empowered Program (Whakamana)

                           YES and I.Lead, in collaboration with Cam Calkoen, are proud to announce The Empowered Program!

For 18 months people have been told what they CAN’T DO. This is all about what you CAN DO! Participants will gain inspiration, motivation, accountability, connections, tips, tools and models to:

  • Dream big, Achieve more: covering the themes of Goal Setting, Confidence and Resilience
  • Turn rejection into affection: covering the themes of Communication, Reimagine and Embracing Opportunities
  • Bend perception, Eliminate assumption: covering the themes of Be Extraordinary, Embrace Vulnerability and Inspire
  • Live for awesome: covering the themes of Excellence, Attitude and Service About Self


The program begins in early March 2022, and participants will attend an in-person keynote and workshop every 8 weeks, with weekly videos to continue the inspiration and motivation. They’ll be able to set goals, build dreams and lay the foundation to live for awesome. 

At the end of the program, attendees will be invited to a very special graduation ceremony to celebrate their success.


                                         For more information & to register your interest, please visit The Empowered Program


SUBSCRIBE to our Bi-Monthly Newsletter today for more awesome content and keep up to date on What's New