YES Prep is a system of free, open enrollment charter schools whose alumni are graduating from college at four times the rate of their peers nationally. As an organization, YES Prep envisions a future where every child in Houston has equitable access to an excellent, college-ready education.
Since 1998, YES Prep has been working to continuously increase the number of college graduates from underserved communities in Houston, Texas. The organization operates 16 charter schools, serving over 11,000 students, and continually changes perceptions of what’s possible when students from low-income backgrounds are afforded access to high-quality educational opportunities.
“Some of our seniors have been accepted to Harvard, Vanderbilt, Dartmouth, the University of Texas, Texas A&M, the University of Houston, and a plethora of other prestigious institutions across the United States.”
“We’re part of a movement that strives to build people up and create community leaders.”