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MAY ISSUE 2018

  LEADING HOUSTON FORWARD

Senior Signing Day

This Tuesday, 1,034 seniors announced their future pathways at Minute Maid Park to thousands of members of the YES Prep community. Re-live this incredible day by watching live video of the event.

Back to College Bash

In May, YES Prep Professionals board members, Kat Turner, Beth Hockett, Regan Nielsen, Lauren Ford, and Carole Mariani, organized one of the most successful Back to College Bash events ever, raising over $16,000 for student opportunities! YES Prep student artwork was auctioned at the St. Arnold Brewing Company event and supporters had the opportunity to sponsor books for the Southside library.

  STUDENT SUCCESS

Alumni Spotlight

Last year, you met Chit Khin (Khinny) as part of our senior spotlight series. Now, he's finishing his freshman year at Carleton College as a QuestBridge Scholar. Khinny, a first-generation college student who grew up in a refugee camp, has struggled with imposter syndrome, but has relied on lessons from YES Prep to overcome the challenges.

  PATHWAYS TO OPPORTUNITY

Project Lead the Way

Students at YES Prep Gulfton will soon have access to computer science courses that will give them an advantage in their education and future careers thanks to a partnership between the Verizon Foundation and Project Lead The Way.

  SPOTLIGHT

Senior Spotlight

In our senior spotlight series, we've followed YES Prep seniors from each campus as they set goals for their futures, applied to colleges, and made one of the biggest decisions of their lives. Meet seniors from Brays Oaks, East End, Fifth Ward, Gulfton, North Central, North Forest, Northside, Southeast, Southwest, and West.

HEADLINES

  • All eight of YES Prep's qualifying schools earned gold medals in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 Best High School's list.
  • The Houston Chronicle spotlights YES Prep for "dominat[ing] the 2018 News & World Report rankings in the Houston area."
  • CEO Mark DiBella responds to criticisms of YES Prep Public Schools’ commitment to preparing every student for college success in a letter to the Houston Chronicle.
  • The Houston Style Magazine highlights YES Prep East End's partnership with cultural and arts organizations in the Houston area in Piñatafest.
  • YES Prep's Maria Maradiaga discusses ACE programming for parents and partnerships with Houston Community College's The Topic.
  • Univision interviews a YES Prep senior and Manager of Community Engagement, Frida Rodriguez, about our 20th anniversary and Senior Signing Day.
  • A YES Prep Gulfton senior discusses the challenges undocumented students face as they apply for college with The State.

UPCOMING EVENTS


First Day of School
Thursday, August 16. We will welcome nearly 13,500 students across the YES Prep system to the 2018-2019 school year. See the YES Prep academic calendar.
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