YES Prep Public Schools is creating a new reality. You can help.
Out of the 100 largest cities in America, Houston ranks 94th in producing a workforce that matches the needs of our knowledge economy.
By 2018, 56% of new jobs will require some type of college degree – a figure that has more than doubled in the past two decades.
Only 2 out of 10 students in Houston will earn a college degree. That number drops to 1 out of 10 in low-income communities.
When students are not ready for college or the workforce, it creates a cycle of unemployment, poverty, and lack of opportunity in our city.
Since 1998, YES Prep has grown from an entrepreneurial start-up to a proven national leader. We have delivered consistently excellent results, and our graduates are now leaders in their communities.
We are changing the trajectory of our students’ lives, and the trajectory of our city. YES Prep will soon be the size of a traditional school district—proving that excellence is possible at scale.
With your support, we can achieve the following outcomes:
Build 6,000 new YES Prep seats.Read More
Your gift will build new, permanent YES Prep seats. Unlike a traditional public school, YES Prep must privately finance its school facilities. Building a new seat gives hope to a family on our waiting list today, and creates life-changing opportunities for generations of students to come.
Lead the nation in college graduation rates.Read More
Your gift will support the vital work that happens in our classrooms. Every YES Prep campus has a need for "start-up" funds. Within 4 to 5 years, each campus becomes sustainable without any ongoing need for philanthropic support. By supporting campus operations, you help create thousands of new college graduates for Houston – 90% of whom are first-generation college bound.
Drive visionary change for all of public education.Read More
Your gift will change the trajectory of our city. By developing innovative practices that other public schools adopt, we are raising the bar for what is possible for every public school in Houston. Your gift can support priority initiatives in areas such as teacher training, college persistence, leadership development, and the effective use of technology.
To pay by check:
Please make check payable to YES Prep Public Schools and mail your donation to:
YES Prep Public Schools
6201 Bonhomme Rd., Suite 168-N
Houston, TX 77036
For other payment options (wire transfer, stock transfer, etc.):
Contact Kristen Hallberg at 713-967-9052 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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