YES2 2024

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Youth Employment Solutions 2 (YES 2)

YES 2 is focused on career preparation by providing experience, opportunity, career preparation, and paid internships for Washington’s blind and visually impaired young people.  This two-part program combines virtual classes where students can learn and discuss career related topics and an in-person residential program with summer internships.


Job Class

Thursdays in March and April 2024

Job Class meets virtually each week to provide YES participants with background information needed to be successful in their summer internships and future job hunts.  Topics include:

  • Cover letter and resume writing.
  • Interviewing skills.
  • Training in self-advocacy.

Summer Residential Program

June 30 - August 8, 2024

Accepted candidates -- who have successfully completed the Job Class -- are provided five weeks of paid work experience* at internships with Seattle-area businesses. Positions are assigned to students based on their interests, abilities, and experience.

In addition to the internships, participants spend their off-work hours experiencing residential living in the YES residence in Seattle. YES 2 students learn skills in using public transportation techniques for travel to work sites and commute to their jobs independently. Learn more about YES 2.



DSB does not charge any fees for participation in its summer programs. More details on YES student needs will be provided to enrolled students and families.



To participate in YES-2, students must:

  • Be legally blind or visually impaired
  • Be able to independently meet their medical and personal needs
  • Possess Orientation and Mobility skills allowing safe and independent travel in familiar and unfamiliar indoor and outdoor environments
  • Be active clients of DSB’s Vocational Rehabilitation program 

Acceptance is based on:

  • YES application,
  • Input from the student’s TVI, and
  • Skills assessment with YES staff.





Job Class


Summer Program

Seattle, WA



We are now taking applications for YES 2 2024.  

Application materials are now available! Please submit all information by February 4, 2024.



If you have questions or need assistance with the application materials, please contact Janet George.




*  Students must be eligible to work in the U.S. to participate in programs offering paid work experience.