Apply to YES

DHS YES is an opportunity for Georgia’s youth to experience leadership development and be the catalyst for change in their communities. Each regional cohort is comprised of 20 high school students who will grow alongside each other throughout the school year. Participants are selected through an application and interview process described below. All applications are due May 31, 2017.  


  • May 31, 2017: Application closes
  • Mid-June: Applicants will receive notification about interviews
  • Early July: DHS YES participants will be notified of their acceptance via e-mail or phone


DHS YES members are expected to work hard alongside their peers for the common good of their community. Each meetup will be different, engaging, productive and fun! If selected to participate, you are agreeing to fulfill the following expectations:

  1. Make an effort to attend all DHS YES meetups and events planned in advance in order to successfully complete the program
  2. Stay in communication with other DHS YES participants and leaders in order to keep up to date on DHS YES happenings 
  3. Contribute in your fullest capacity during the duration of the series 
  4. Actively participate with a great attitude
  5. Uplift and support your fellow DHS YES peers

How to Apply

Download the application here.
Download the reference form here.

Each applicant is required to have two reference forms for review. Please have your references complete and submit the form to the address below by May 31, 2017.

Complete and submit the application to OR;
ATTN: Déshané Velasquez
Georgia Department of Human Services
2 Peachtree Street, N.W., Suite 29.269
Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3142

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