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What is YAE (Young Adult Experiences)?

YAE is a one-of-a-kind, first in the nation project. The  purpose of this cool project is understand more about the lives of young adults after high school who are from Alabama and have participated in our Relationship Smarts Project (RS+). The YAE project is based out of Auburn University and is run by a group of graduate and undergraduate students under the supervision of Dr. Jennifer Kerpelman.

What does the project entail?
The project entails a series of four (10 to 15 minute) on-line surveys.  You also may be invited to participate in other opportunities. For each completed survey you will receive a $5 in gift certificates. has all kinds of cool things like music, movies, games, books, clothes, electronics, sporting equipment, and much more.  That’s $20 for an hour or less of your time!

What do I have to do to participate in the YAE project?
It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Going to: Click Here to enter information


You may email ( or call (334-844-3253) and give us your

Once you provide this info, we can send you an assent/consent form and a return envelope. Then, read it, sign it, and send it back on the return envelope. This will not cost you a thing and will get you once step closer to earning the gift certificates.

Once we have received the form, we will send you the links to take each survey. You can take the surveys from your computer at home, school, or your local public library. Once you complete each survey we will be sending you the gift certificates to your home address
And you are DONE!!!

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