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JULY 2019 ISSUE

  LEADING HOUSTON FORWARD

A Year for the Books

Class of 2019

 
Another YES Prep school year has concluded, and thanks to your support, it was one for the books! On May, 21, 1,299 seniors walked the stage at NRG Stadium and proudly announced where they were off to next. One week later, those 1,299 seniors walked across another stage, this time transitioning from YES Prep student to YES Prep alum. What these 1,299 students have achieved is beyond measure. As we get ready for the new school year, we look forward to witnessing this milestone with our new Class of 2020!

  STUDENT SUCCESS

Student with university representative

IMPACT Institute Prepares Incoming Seniors for the College Prep Journey Ahead

 
Every year, YES Prep presents its annual IMPACT Institute where incoming eligible seniors have the opportunity to visit with college and university representatives in order to get ready for decisions they’ll have to make about their life after YES. This year, the IMPACT Institute took place on June 6 and 7 at the YES Prep Southside campus. This year 28 college representatives joined us for the two-day event. In total over 400 students participated.
Learn Which Universities Participated

  PATHWAYS TO OPPORTUNITY

YES students posing

YES Prep Teacher Engages Students in Chinese Language and Culture

 
"I have been teaching Mandarin Chinese to students in 8th – 12th grade since living in this country. I am so passionate to introduce the Chinese culture and language to my students. I often take my students to visit Chinatown to let them experience a taste of the real Chinese culture." -Xiaohan Tang, Teacher, YES Prep Northside
Read About Immersion Program Students Participated In

  SPOTLIGHT

collage of new principals

Meet the New 2019-2020 School Principals

The 2019-2020 school year is fast approaching! As parents are getting ready to wrap up summer vacation and begin preparations for the new school year, we would like to take this opportunity to present you to YES Prep’s new school principals.

Learn More About Their Past Experience
HEADLINES


The Magic Moment: College Signing Days Make Rock Stars out of College-Bound Seniors, Inspiring Those Waiting in the Wings
July 8, 2019 - The 74 Million
History of YES Prep creating College Signing Day movement.

Where the Chefs Eat: Tony J. Nguyen of Saigon House Midtown
July 8, 2019 - Houston Press
Features YES Prep alumnus Tony J. Nguyen

Bank of America gives $1M in grants to Houston nonprofits
June 27, 2019 - Houston Chronicle
YES Prep was a recipient

School Choice Is Not a Zero-Sum Game — How a Texas Superintendent Championed District-Charter Partnerships to Help All Kids Succeed
June 26, 2019 - The 74 Million
Highlights SKY partnership: Spring Branch ISD, KIPP and YES

Recent Grad Success: Darious Singleton’18 earns prestigious internship at Duquesne Law
June 24, 2019 - W&J College
Features YES Prep alumnus Darious Singleton
UPCOMING EVENTS

YES Prep Alumni Sendoffs
August 1 - 14, 2019
Eleven YES Prep campuses will be hosting alumni sendoffs for the Class of 2019 one day during these dates.  

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

2019 YES Prep College Fair
Friday, October 4, 2019
Over 3,000 junior and senior high school students from 13 campuses will have the opportunity to visit with over 90 colleges and universities at the Stafford Centre, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

IMPACT Saturday
Saturday, October 5, 2019
YES Prep students who qualify as IMPACT Scholars visit with admissions representatives from our IMPACT partner institutions. 
Learn more about IMPACT

Leading Houston Forward Luncheon
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Wortham Theater Center
Reserve your table
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