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NOVEMBER 2018 ISSUE

  LEADING HOUSTON FORWARD

Samantha Moreno - Math Teacher at YES Prep Southeast

YES Alumna turned YES Teacher

Impacting Lives Beyond the Four Walls of the Classroom

"Teaching is all about the impact a teacher has on students, in the classroom and beyond. If you want to have that impact in a student’s life, you need to be at YES Prep. We provide that for students, day in and day out, 100% every day, whatever it takes. We make sure that our students are prepared so that their future is a choice-filled one through college and beyond.  

Wholeheartedly, whether you are a student or a teacher, YES Prep is a great place to be!"

Read About Her Most Rewarding Experience as a Teacher

  STUDENT SUCCESS

Karyn Ford

Student, YES Prep Gulfton

Northwestern State University signs Ford to Lady Demons Basketball Program 

Karyn Ford, an honor roll student with a 3.3 GPA who also lettered in track, cross country and volleyball wants to follow in her sister’s footsteps by playing for the Lady Demons and graduating from Northwestern State University (NSU) with a major in psychology. Karyn follows in both her sisters’ and mother’s athletic footsteps as basketball is a FAMILY AFFAIR!

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  PATHWAYS TO OPPORTUNITY

YES Prep Cheerleaders with Toro and Knight mascots

Renovated Sports Field at YES Prep Gulfton

New Green Space for Gulfton Community
 
Braving the cold weather, YES Prep students and staff, as well as community partners, came together on November 13 for the ribbon cutting ceremony of YES Prep Gulfton's newly renovated youth sports field. 

Gulfton is one of the city’s densest neighborhoods yet only 40 percent of its 50,000 residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park. This sports field will not only accommodate practices, games and campus activities for the YES Prep campus, but will also offer families in the community with a much needed safe, clean, and fun green space.   
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  SPOTLIGHT

Famous Actress chooses North Forest Teacher for Celebrity Instagram Challenge
 

October 2nd was an exciting day for YES Prep North Forest 8th grade math teacher Bill Becker. That’s the day he learned that his Instagram direct message to famous actress Kristen Bell was chosen for her Celebrity Instagram Challenge #10featuredteachers.

This challenge calls for fans to send school supplies to teachers in need. Becker’s message and Amazon wish list was share with her 7.7 million followers.

Learn How Many Items Were Received

HEADLINES


In Her Shoes: Mentoring Inner City Young Women 
October 23, 2018 - Verily Magazine
Featuring YES Prep 6th grade math teacher Amairany Hi 

Black History Month
October 31, 2018 - HoustonTexans.com
20 girls from YES Prep visit Houston Museum of African American Culture alongside Lady Texans and Cheerleaders

YES Prep teen weighs in on key issues facing the nation
November 4, 2018 - ABC News
Featuring YES Prep Brays Oaks student

Texans, community partners support new youth field at YES Prep Gulfton 
November 17, 2018 - TexansWire

Lady Demons announce pair of Texas prep signees
November 19, 2018 - Northwestern State
Featuring YES Prep Gulfton athlete 

UPCOMING EVENTS


YES Prep Professionals' Holiday Happy Hour Toy Drive
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
There is no fee to attend but you are asked to bring a gift to benefit our YES Prep students. Attendance includes a drink, snacks, and a chance to win a $100 gift card to Axelrad Beer Garden. 
Learn time and location, and to RSVP.

Lottery for 2019-2020 School Year Closes
Sunday, February 10, 2019
The 2019-2020 lottery application is currently open and will close on February 10, 2019. For more information about the lottery process visit YESPrep.org/lottery.
Ready to apply!

14th Annual Texas Hold'Em Oil & Gas Tournament 
Thursday, March 7, 2019
In 2018, over 60 corporate, foundation and individual sponsors helped raise $1.3 million dollars supporting our campuses and students across the city of Houston.  
Join us for 2019!
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