YES is a non-profit organisation which develops and supports practice-oriented business training programmes for students, with the aim of interlinking the economy with schools. The association was founded in 2006 as a result of the merger of the previously independent organisations Junior Achievement Switzerland and Young Enterprise Switzerland. In January 2018 the organisation Youth and Economy merged with YES. The Company Programme was first run in Switzerland back in 1999 and the first volunteer placements took place in 2003.
The focus lies on young people, who are enabled to develop an understanding for social and economic relationships, to be entrepreneurial, and to become persuasive as individuals. Our programmes prepare students to become responsible in order for them to find their way in the global economy. You can find more information in our annual report.
In total, we work in over 31'000 schools, with the help of more than 116'600 teachers and 164'300 business volunteers to empower 3,454,750 students across 40 countries.