Climbing Higher Together
For us, the climb signifies more than just a word; it embodies a way of life. Together, we will continue to climb higher together and build an equitable world for EVERYONE. Join the climb!
Our Founder/CEO and Executive Director Zaniya with Former First Lady Michelle Obama in 2016.
Photo Credits: Seventeen
#YesSheCanCampaign is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that inspires young people to be extraordinary and change the world. #YesSheCanCampaign has reached 4,000+ students, volunteered 25,000+ hours, and won six national awards, and one international award. #YesSheCanCampagn has helped students win over $1 million in educational funding for their education. Through DISSCHOLARED, our organization has saved over $10 million in scholarships from being displaced.
In 2019, #YesSheCanCampaign started a national campaign to dismantle scholarship award displacement. In 2021, #YesSheCanCampaign launched DISSCHOLARED, an award-winning platform, and program that spreads awareness about scholarship award displacement. Through DISSCHOLARED, our organization is protecting the scholarships of 17.4+ million students.
Our Focus Areas
Workforce Development & Networking
Financial Literacy & Wellness
Community Service & Advocacy
Entrepreneurship & Technology
Our programs support youth on their climb! Through our corporate partnerships we are able to provide free programming to youth. At the YesSheCanCampaign, we believe that opportunities and resources should not have a price tag.
The Climb Tour
The Climb Tour is a career immersion program that we host for students in high school, undergraduate, graduate school, and recent graduates to allow them to visit innovative companies to learn about the different career pathways in the world. Past tours included the NBA headquarters, Citi headquarters, and more. This summer we will be visiting Hearst Tower.
DISSCHOLARED is an ed-tech program and platform powered by #YesSheCanCampaign that helps students and families understand higher institutions' private scholarship policies and the practice of scholarship award displacement. Our goal is to ensure that students and families will be able to make informed college and financial decisions.
We are working to dismantle scholarship award displacement nationwide.
The Climb Incubator
The Climb Incubator is a program that provides our students with the tools, resources, and training to launch or scale their social impact projects or businesses. This program focuses on social justice and social entrepreneurship.
At the end of the program, students pitch to win prizes at our Climb Higher Tank.
#YesSheCanCampaign offers a range of paid internships, fellowships, and career opportunities that enable youth, young adults, and others to acquire valuable skills while contributing to various departments within our organization. Our team members have the chance to engage in diverse projects spanning areas such as consulting, marketing, curriculum development, program creation, website design, research, data analytics, policy development, fashion design, event facilitation, legal, technology, sports, and more.
Events and Conferences
Our organization hosts events and conferences throughout the year focused on postsecondary readiness, workforce development, financial literacy, advocacy, community service, networking, and more. In 2021, #YesSheCanCampaign and the NBA partnered to host a series of career mentoring events for youth and their families. Our past conferences were: The Sparkle Summit, The Climb Digital Conference, The Stop Snatching Our Scholarships Conference, and The Climb Career Summit.
Corporate Engagement and Volunteer Experiences
#YesSheCanCampaign hosts virtual and in-person professional development and volunteer events for corporate partners, employee resource groups, law firms, and organizations.