All our solutions are based on four principles:

Student Tech Leaders

We believe that teams of well-prepared K-12 students are the key strategy for realizing meaningful technology integration. All Generation YES programs have STLs at the center.

Project-Based Learning

All Generation YES programs involve students designing, constructing, and assessing projects aligned to student and teacher learning.

Tech Integration

Providing support and resources to schools using technology for improved learning opportunities and academic achievement is a primary goal of the nonprofit Generation YES.

Data Collection & Assessment

Guided authentic assessment and reporting provides students with feedback and educators with solid data on student progress.

Success Stories

TechYES is very flexible--it fit right into our school's culture of high tech, high standards, and performance-based assessment.

Marilyn Piper

Olympia, Washington

I have been very, very proud of the work our students have done and how they reflect the use of 21st Century skills. From them, I have received a video on animal cruelty, an illustrated book of poems, a movie on snowmobiling, an illustrated children’s book, and much, much more. Not only have the students completed projects that interest them, but the skills they have learned will last them a lifetime.

Mary Buddenhagan

St. Johnsville, New York

Thank you Dennis. I'm no expert by any means, but we are learning as we go. The kids are receptive to the program. The part I like ... is that it makes them think. I think the longer we have the program, obviously, the easier it will be for the kids to come up with ideas.

Amy Ascherl

Eagle Grove, Iowa

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Latest News

Generation YES Certification


Generation YES organization has developed a new technology certification program based on its 20 years of research. When students support technology integration and infrastructure in their schools, they learn technology skills, people, problem solving, leadership, and planning skills. The rigorous GenYES Certification model is comprehensive because it verifies that students not only possess these skills but have extensive, real-word experience using these skills to significantly transform their schools. Read More

GenYES New Leaders


Generation YES and New Leaders have announced today that they will combine their expertise to pilot a new school leadership model in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) in a program funded by the Cisco Foundation. Specially prepared student technology leaders will contribute basic technology infrastructure support and provide their teachers real-time professional development in ten elementary, middle, and high schools. School administrators will learn to transform their schools by incorporating student voice and expertise to effectively integrate technology into their schools. Read More