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JUNE 2019 ISSUE

  LEADING HOUSTON FORWARD

YES Prep Professionals Annual Back to College Bash raises over $25,000

 
On May 23, 2019, YES Prep Professionals (YPP) hosted their annual Back to College Bash at Saint Arnold's Brewing Company. Attendees enjoyed beer, tacos, games, and live music by Havoc Wagon. The money raised at the event supports scholarships, supplies, and opportunities for YES Prep students.  
View pictures and a full recap of the event

  STUDENT SUCCESS

YES Prep Alumni meet fellow Out-Of-State, College-Bound Graduates at SQUADS event

 
On June 15, over 120 recent graduates from YES, KIPP, and 52 other local high schools that partner with EMERGE Fellowship came together at Rice University for a SQUAD Building event. At the event, the recent graduates had the opportunity to meet fellow students who will be enrolling with them at the same university in the fall.
Read about the impact the event had on YES attendees

  PATHWAYS TO OPPORTUNITY

Valero Energy invests in YES Prep East End's STEM Program

 
Valero Energy recently awarded a $4,800 grant to YES Prep East End in order to advance and expand the STEM educational programs and initiatives offered in the coming 2019-2020 school year. 
Learn how this gift will benefit YES Prep East End

  SPOTLIGHT

YES Prep's new book to help develop novice teachers

Thanks to the support of the Walton Family Foundation, the Teaching Excellence team compiled the practices they’ve honed since the program’s inception and published "Teaching Excellence: A Field Guide For Coaching and Developing Novice Teachers."

Learn more about the book and where you can purchase it
UPCOMING EVENTS

First Day of School
Thursday, August 15, 2019
The first day of school for 2019-2020 is Thursday, August 15, 2019
View 2019-2020 District Calendar
 
HEADLINES


YES Prep Student Spotlight: Meet Dat Le
June 4, 2019 - Washington & Jefferson College
Le is a W&J graduating senior

IRL: Hanging w/ Gen Smartphone
June 4, 2019 - One Day Magazine
Features YES Prep Brays Oaks students Libiri Cornejo and Esteban Lopez

Area Students Enter Interactive World of Learning at UHD Summer Camps
June 7, 2019 - University of Houston-Downtown News
Features YES Prep Gulfton student Beemnet Tsiege

Stanford launches professional certificate program for school system leaders
June 10, 2019 - Stanford Graduate School of Education News
Carmen Darville, YES Prep Chief of Staff  and program participant, is mentioned

Meet 2019's 40 Under 40: Houstonian promotes self-love, self-care through nonprofit for women
June 13, 2019 - Houston Business Journal
Candace Strother launched Project Mona Lisa, an eight-week program at YES Prep Southside

More Houston-Area Students Gearing Up For College With Their "Squads"
June 17, 2019 - Houston Public Media
YES Prep partnered with EMERGE and KIPP for this new effort 

Houston Public Media & Houston First Celebrates Diversity with Jessica Oswald
June 17, 2019 - Houston Public Media
Oswald is Grade Level Chair and Advanced Placement U.S. History teacher
at YES Prep White Oak 
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