Educate: YES Prep Public Schools

hosted by Richard Lynch, HESS Corporation

YES Prep is an open-enrollment public charter school system serving students in Houston’s most underprivileged communities. They strive to empower all Houston students to succeed in college and to pursue lives of opportunity. With over 17,000 college-bound students across 20+ campuses, they are a system of high-performing public charter schools proving that students from underserved communities can achieve at the highest academic levels. In 2020, they opened their first-ever elementary schools, starting with pre-kindergarten. They elementary schools lay the foundation for student success through experiencing an engaging curriculum and focus on early literacy, language concepts, mathematics, and social skills in a safe and caring learning environment. Site visit guests had the opportunity to tour one of their newest schools – YES Prep Southeast Elementary.

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