Mellody Hobson and David Geffen are Co-Chairs for the Gala, which celebrates Yes’ extraordinary 20 years of changing lives through education. Presented by The Walt Disney Company, the celebration will feature a musical performance by global superstar Christina Aguilera. The evening will be hosted by select Yes scholars and alumni.
Founded by Eric Eisner, Young Eisner Scholars (“Yes”) identifies academically promising students from low-income communities. Beginning as early as elementary school and continuing through high school, college, and career placement, Yes provides long-term academic resources and holistic support necessary to make college and career success an attainable goal. Over 90% of Yes scholars are first generation college students, and 85% are from households below the national poverty level. With 100% of scholars accepted to college