About the Author

Fred’s Volunteer Mission  Achievement & Flexibility

Age 12 - Three
Five-Minute Lessons

Free Yes Pa Program


In the News Oct 2014

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the Yes Pa Foundation

A FREE, Not-For-Profit
Character Education Program
yespaworks     THAT WORKS!

Involves the
Teacher, Child and Parent
(Meets the parental involvement objectives of our President & Secretary of Education)

Addresses Bullying

Seeks No Contributions

“Messages of character have to be delivered by a person of character. Fred Sarkis is such a person, and the story of his remarkable life will help anyone, young or old, to be a better person and lead a better life. ‘Prisoner of the Truck’ and ‘Yes Pa’ have the power to touch hearts and bring out the best in us all.”  — Dr. Thomas Lickona

National Recognition
Center for the 4th & 5th R’s
Respect and Responsibility
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Read a letter from Dr. Thomas Lickona dated November 2013 about Fred Sarkis and the Yes Pa Character Education Program. (PDF File)

Yes Pa Books
& Resource Guides

Nearly 2,000 schools in the US and beyond have embraced the Yes Pa Program for middle school students.

Flexible for Specific Programs




Fred Sarkis
A brief introduction
~1 minute




Fred performs his first Rap Song
Clara Barton School assembly of students, parents & educators
~90 seconds




Testimonials: City Program
Danny Wegman, Government Officials, Regional and National Character Education Teachers
~11 minutes



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