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Empowering inner-city youth to become leaders of character, vision and action in their communities by challenging their creativity and equipping them with practical, confidence-building media production and marketing skills. Check out our curricula HERE.

P.O. Box 13171
Chesapeake, VA 23325
Office: 757-761-9347

What people are saying:

Edward James Olmos,
Actor, Producer, Director
YES is one of the most innovative and exciting educational programs I've come across. It brings together young people from all backgrounds - Hispanic, African-American, Asian, Caucasion - and gets them to focus on a goal and then work as a team to complete projects.

Blair Underwood
The power of the YES concept is that it "hooks" at-risk youth through the allure of the entertainment media and redirects them towards education. YES proves that leading with the Arts produces real results in the academic growth of young people.

Mike Tirico,
ABC/ESPN Sportscaster
I think YES is a great idea… it's a competitive world out there and to have solid foundation in the business, learning from professionals will help those who participate in YES compete in the real world. more...


YES Performing
Arts Summer Camp

July 10 – August 19 Chesapeake, VA. The six-week camp will culminate in two professional theatre presentations at the Chrysler Museum Theatre starring the youth participants.

YES Site Launches in Louisville!

Elim Baptist Church in Louisville, KY is the latest to join the YES Family. Pastor Vincent James and Monica Brown, Executive Director of the church's Oasis Life Center, began spearheading the effort nine months ago.

YES Earns National Recognition  
The National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) recently announced that the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NRHA) won an award for Program Innovation in youth services for NRHA’s collaboration with Youth Entertainment Studios, Inc. (YES).
YES Across the Nation and Around the World
Boston, New Jersey, Knoxville, Norfolk, London ...
YES empowers youth in media arts and technology through linking their passion for youth culture with technology and communication skills.
YES Offers Customized Curricula
Youth Entertainment Studios now offers customized curricula development services to organizations wishing to start media arts and technology programs...
YES Girls
YES launched a girls media program in Chesapeake, VA designed to reach girls...
Radio-LOG Boston
"Two years ago, the girls decided to fight fire with fire. If many popular songs use derogatory and sexually abusive terms to refer to young women, then maybe they should put out their own message -- on their own radio station..." Radio Girl
YES Gets Locked Up!  
Youth Entertainment Studios, Inc. (YES) and Tidewater Detention Home (TDH) entered into a unique partnership to launch a music recording studio inside the Chesapeake, VA juvenile detention facility to assist in reducing the recidivism rate...

YES has substantial expertise and over twenty years experience in designing programs, curricula, and participant workbooks in a variety of media platforms, including the following:

Music Industry Basics
Music Industry: Advanced Artists
Music Industry: Advanced Producers
Radio Broadcasting/Internet Radio
Theater and Performing Arts
Graphic Arts and Web Design                     
Television and Video Production


:: Alumnus Profiles ::

Coming Full Circle: Hard, but worth it!
The headline describes Brian Toppins’ journey to Atlanta for professional ProTools certification courses. Successful completion would make Brian one of the few professional music engineers and producers in the Hampton Roads Virginia region to achieve this industry recognized certification and take him closer to his goal of becoming a top producer in the music industry. The road, however, was not easy...
Adam Ballard
See how YES has been instrumental in launching the career of this up and coming writer/director. Full Story...

2009 Youth Entertainment Studios 

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Teens and the YES Story
"...through digital multimedia studios,and summer camps teens have a way off the streets. And it's working!"

YES the Neighborhood
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