Modeled after UNLV IGI and University of Nevada Reno’s renowned Executive Development Program for industry professionals, the Young Executive Scholars (YES) Hospitality & Tourism Program is a rigorous four-week summer program of applied learning, team collaboration, and a mentor-guided, case-study analysis of the global hospitality tourism industry. Each summer, twenty-five rising stars in the Clark County School District (CCSD) discover the managerial and executive-level career opportunities available to them in the industry of their backyard, gain insight into the UNLV college experience, and develop new skills to excel in the classroom today and the workplace tomorrow.
YES is where university, nonprofit, industry, and community come together to build a better future for Las Vegas' under-resourced youth. YES's educational vision brings together the gaming-hospitality expertise of UNLV IGI, the project-based mentoring approach of Core, powered by the Rogers Foundation, and the career-focused model of CCSD's Career & Technical Education Department. Our hope is that through exposure and access to a diverse pool of successful executives and leaders, we will create a strong pipeline of homegrown talent who will become the next generation of Nevada hospitality industry trailblazers.
2019 participating high schools: West Preparatory Academy, Canyon Springs High School, East Career & Technical Academy, and Mission High School.
Thank you to our YES 2019 supporters: Caesars Entertainment, Caesars Foundation, William Hill, and the Rogers Foundation