YES! Magazine 


In print and online, YES! Magazine reframes the biggest problems of our time in terms of their solutions. YES! outlines a path forward with in-depth analysis, tools for citizen engagement, and stories about real people working for a better world. People often subscribe to YES! because they are concerned with the problems of the world, and interested in making changes in their own lives and communities. YES! encourages cultural shifts that support cooperative, peaceful, sustainable, and equitable societies.

Mission Statement
YES! Magazine (published by the Positive Futures Network) fuses powerful ideas with practical actions to inspire action for a more just, sustainable, and compassionate world.
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YES! Magazine
284 Madrona Way NE Ste 116 
Bainbridge Island 
(206) 842-0216 

Fran Korten 


YES! Magazine Programs

In addition to the in-depth research and framing provided in YES! Magazine’s quarterly print edition, you can find new and inspiring stories online every day. provides news in five focus areas: “Peace and Social Justice,” “New Economy,” “People Power,” “Planet,” and “Happiness."

YES! Magazine supports teachers who want to bring issues of sustainability, peace and justice into their classrooms. This donor-supported program provides 1,500 teachers with a free one-year introductory subscription to YES!, and provides 28,000 self-selected teachers with regular e-newsletters full of curriculum materials, articles, infographics, posters, and other classroom-ready materials to inspire their students with the possibilities for a better world.

Donations power YES! Magazine’s program to provide free copies of YES! to help grassroots organizers and thought leaders make lasting, structural change for a better world. For example, after publishing an issue on prison reform, YES! provided thousands of copies to criminal justice reform groups, law enforcement officers, families of prisoners, and others who used the magazine in their own advocacy work. YES! Magazine’s reporting is truly independent. YES! carries no advertising, and relies on reader support to publish the magazine and to run these additional programs.

Recent Successes and Current Challenges

What if schools treated all students with dignity and, as a result, slashed the dropout rate?
What if teachers refused to let standardized testing dominate their teaching and evaluation, and brought more creativity back to their classrooms?

The Spring 2014 issue of YES! Magazine, "Education Uprising," reveals the corporate agenda behind the myth of our "failing" public schools, and showcases courageous educators who are creating new models for teaching -- and reaching -- America's children.

This issue is in high demand -- it's tapping a groundswell of concern about public education, the push for privatization and high stakes testing. So we're now seeking $12,000 to increase the issue's impact. With your help, we can get it into the hands of an additional 6,000 educators, organizers, legislators, business leaders, and journalists who can use it to drive change in school districts and cities across the country.


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