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OCTOBER 2018 ISSUE

  LEADING HOUSTON FORWARD

2018 Annual Luncheon Video

 LEADING HOUSTON FORWARD LUNCHEON

Over $880,000 raised to support YES Prep's 18 campuses

YES Prep honored accomplished corporate leader Janet Clark at the second annual Leading Houston Forward luncheon with the inaugural Chris Barbic Legacy Award. Keynote speaker Ruth J. Simmons, president of Prairie View A&M University, shared her compelling life story while addressing the collaborative need to eliminate educational inequities to advance social justice. 

The luncheon was co-chaired by Madeline and Drew Masterson and Ann and Richard Vaughan at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts on October 11, 2018.

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  STUDENT SUCCESS

ELIOTT FLORES

Student, YES Prep Brays Oaks

How learning I am undocumented change the course of my life

"Our lives can be marked by a single moment that acts as a catalyst, changing the course of our life and the perspective of our surroundings. I had my ‘aha’ moment when I was fifteen. When I learned I was not a legal resident, I withdrew into myself. I began questioning whether everything I had done up to that time was morally correct, and if what I had done in my life had any meaning."

Learn More About Eliott

  PATHWAYS TO OPPORTUNITY

12TH ANNUAL COLLEGE FAIR 
120 higher education institutions and 4,000+ students under one roof


On October 12, 2018, 4,178 juniors and seniors from 13 YES Prep campuses and four KIPP Texas- Houston schools met with representatives from colleges and universities from across the nation. Students were able to learn more about specific colleges and universities that interest them and learn more about what they have to offer. 
Photo Gallery & Blog

  SPOTLIGHT

TEACHING EXCELLENCE
Four YES Prep Teachers Awarded the 2018 Kinder Excellence in Teaching Award


On September 22, 2018, twelve Houston area teachers were honored with the annual Kinder Excellence in Teaching Award, four of which were YES Prep teachers, receiving a collective total of $240,000 from the Kinder Foundation.
Meet This Year's Winners

HEADLINES


YES Prep teen visits National Museum of African-American History and Culture
October 15, 2018 - KHOU Channel 11

North Central Campus among local high schools that send most students to best colleges
October 4, 2018 - Houston Business Journal
October 9, 2018 - Houston Chronicle

Northwest Campus now open in Cy-Fair ISD
September 27, 2018 - Community Impact Newspaper

Houston area educators, including 4 YES Prep teachers, granted gifts totaling $240,000
September 27, 2018 - Houston Family Magazine

Senior Signing Day, featuring student Bitia Alanis and teacher Erica Kang
August 24, 2018 - ABC Channel 13

UPCOMING EVENTS


Fall Referral Frenzy 
Thursday, November 1, 2018
We are looking for team players to lead Houston forward for Team YES Prep! Mingle with staff and school leaders in an informal setting, plus receive application tips + interview tips.
Learn time and location, and to RSVP.
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Lottery for 2019-2020 School Year Opens 
Thursday, November 1, 2018
The 2019-2020 lottery application opens November 1, 2018 and closes February 8, 2019. For more information about the lottery process visit YESPrep.org/lottery.


Gulfton Campus Youth Sports Field Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
The sports field will accommodate practices, games and camp activities for YES Prep students as well as the broader Gulfton community.
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