Welcome to YES! Bridge USA

Gefördert vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung

YES! Bridge is funded by  the German Federal Ministry for Science and Education

Since 2015, the YES! – Young Economic Summit has been a successful and growing school competition in Germany. Learn more about the YES!

In 2020, the YES! was awarded a prize by the German Federal Ministry for Science and Education for “Raising the Profile of Education and Science Diplomacy”. This is what Education and Science Diplomacy means.

We proposed a project we called YES! Bridge. The idea was to bring the YES! competition to the UK and connect British pupils with German researchers to promote the border-crossing cooperations on solving current issues.

In addition, we also received funding to invite schools from the USA to join the YES!, work together with researchers, develop solutions and present their ideas at the Final in Germany in September 2022.

All teams will have access to your YES! learning platform with learning modules to support them throughout the competition. Learning modules include for example guidelines on how to define a problem, how to develop a solution proposal or how to build a good presentation.

Participating school teams

Armstrong High School, Plymouth, Wisconsin
Their challenge:
How can we set Taxes, instead of Lockdowns, in order to Reduce Deaths during Pandemics?
by Arijit Ghosh, RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

Mounds View High School, Arden Hills, Wisconsin
Their challenge:
Facing the challenges of discrimination and migrant integration
by Steffen Müller, University of Hamburg

South Forsyth High School, Georgia
Their challenge:
Sharing the Future – Growing Sustainable Communities: How can Local Networks help Exchange Information and Support Sustainable Living by Svetlana Ikonnikova, Technical University Munich

Scientific Partners:

FAQs for YES! Bridge

A YES! Bridge school team must consist of 4-5 students from grades 10-12. The pupils may also come from different grades and focus areas.
Note: Unlike the German competition, we are this year limited to 5 team members due to the budget restrictions of our grant.

Each team needs at least one teacher for supervision. Thematically, the supervising teachers usually come from the fields of economics, politics, social studies or civics. However, this is not a mandatory requirement for registration and successful participation. Supervision is a prerequisite, especially for the trips to our event.

Experience the journey of a YES! team

Captions in English available