Young people don't have to join the military to learn valuable skills, find adventure, pay for college or serve others.
Volunteers at the Work-a-thon for Peace & Social Justice, an annual community service activity co-sponsored by Project YANO.
Students get information on non-military alternatives at our literature table. They also learn history and win prizes playing our "Leaders of Social Change" game.
With Project YANO's support, students, parents and educators in the Education Not Arms Coalition waged a successful campaign to regulate recruiting in San Diego City schools.
Project YANO participates in high school career and college fairs.
A Project YANO representative speaks to students at a Chicano high school student conference.
Discussion at an annual meeting of Project YANO's board of trustees. Board members include students, parents, educators and others in the community.
A Project YANO representative speaks to 300 students at a high school assembly in Chula Vista, CA.
Project YANO supports student activism and hosted this group at its annual board meeting.

ribbon-icon-sqWho We Serve

Project YANO primarily serves young people who are looking for job training, wish to go to college or want to make a difference in other people's lives -- but they might not see enough opportunities to pursue these goals. We also work with educators and others who advise young people, and we support youths who are using activism to change their lives, their communities and the larger world they are part of. Learn More 

globe-icon-sqWays to Actively Help

There are many ways that you can play a role in the work that we do. Project YANO relies on military veterans, students, parents, educators and others who contribute their time giving presentations to young people, doing school outreach, raising funds, and planning actions. These activities are ways that you can help us make a difference in the lives of many young people. Learn More

info-icon-sqHow YANO is Funded

Project YANO relies on the support of individuals and community groups for 80% of its annual budget. Occasional foundation support brings in the remaining income required to fund Project YANO's community outreach, production of materials, and support for youth activism and empowerment.  Learn More

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YANO Projects

Project YANO works to inform youths, their parents, teachers and the general community about opportunities for a future without joining the military. Find out more about our programs and community outreach:

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