Youth Employment Solutions (YES 1)

YES I is a two-week program for 14 and 15 year-old students, hosted in Vancouver, Washington. YES I offers students – who need minimal assistance with their independent living and travel skills – the chance to explore their career possibilities, interests and aptitudes.  The program’s recreational and daily living experiences give the students additional skill building opportunities.

YES 1 participants practice the skills needed for career success, including building resumes, filling out applications, participating in mock interviews, touring worksites and completing community service projects.  Those students attending their 2nd year of YES 1 may also participate in job shadows.  During the program, YES 1 participants travel to Seattle over a 3 day period, to learn about the YES 2 program and participate in additional career readiness experiences.

YES 2 Application (links to DSB website)

Program dates: July 7 – July 18, 2019
Age range: 14-16 years
Applications are due by February 22, 2019

Completed applications are to be mailed to:
Washington State School for the Blind – YES 1 2019
Marcie Ebarb
2214 E 13th Street
Vancouver, WA 98661
or by email to:

1) Youth Employment Solutions (YES 1) application
2) Vision teacher reference form
3) Consent form
4) Parent reference form
5) Student cover letter instructions

Note: The “Consent Form” which must be hand signed, can either be scanned and sent electronically or mailed as a hard copy.  If student is under 18, a parent must sign it.