In order to maintain consistency within YES teams, the following program parameters have been developed:

Teams usually consist of 7-10 students and 2 – 3 Rotarians.Victora Frost, 2019 El Mecatal

Student Participants

  • Entering Junior year–Grade 11–of high school
  • Complete standard application and submit essay about the4-Way Test
  • Medical Release Form required


Rotary Club contribution per student sponsored–$2,000

  • $1,000 to offset costs of student participant
  • $1,000 for purchase of international service project materials

Per Student Program Fee–$1,500

Local service requirement

  • 80 hours minimum with 40 hours at one site
  • Completed time logs turned in at each monthly meeting
  • Minimum 10 hours of volunteer service each month October thru
  • Any month a student fails to meet and report the volunteer service  hours, the student will be placed on probation.  If the time is not made up by the next month, the student will be ineligible to continue in the program.

Team Meetings (Team members are required to attend all meetings)

Team Leader

  • Must have already been involved in a YES team as a participant
  • Designated by District 5050 YES Committee
  • Program fee waived

Financial Integrity

  • Responsibility of District 5050 YES Committe