YES Prep Public Schools celebrates 25th anniversary with first-ever YES Fest
Celebrating 25 years of impact, YES Prep Public Schools — one of the fastest growing and highest performing public charter school systems in the U.S. — will host its first YES Fest on Saturday, January 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rice University’s Rice Stadium, 6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005.
YES Fest is a free event open to current and prospective YES Prep families, as well as YES Prep teachers and staff. Attendees will enjoy a full day of fun, food and live music, including student performances, a snow hill for sledding, and other engaging and interactive activities for all ages. YES Prep is providing free concessions, and food trucks will be onsite with items available for purchase.
“This event is a community celebration of all we have collaboratively built these past 25 years,” said YES Prep CEO Mark DiBella. “YES Prep would not be celebrating its 25th anniversary without our dedicated teachers and staff who live out our mission, or our students and families who choose a high-quality, college-ready education with YES Prep.”
Festival attendees can take home free giveaways and visit the booths of community partners, and YES Prep’s student recruitment team will be available to answer questions and assist families in applying for the 2024-2025 new student lottery. Additionally, YES Prep’s talent team will also be on hand for those interested in a career with YES Prep.
“YES Fest is about inviting the community to join us in our vision of every child in Houston having equitable access to a high-quality public school education,” YES Prep Chief of External Affairs Nella García Urban said. “As we continue to expand our elementary program in the Greater Houston area, we want families to know we are an excellent option for their children and for educators to come be part of an equity-driven, team-oriented culture.”
Free parking is available at Rice University’s Rice Stadium, 6100 Main Street, Houston. Families are asked to register at yesprep.org/YESFest.
YES Fest is generously sponsored by: Houston Rockets, Legacy Community Health, Planet Churro, Tiff’s Treats, T-Mobile, Raising Cane’s, Tampico, Wellby Financial, Houston Public Library, Children’s Museum of Houston, National Wireless.
Families interested in enrolling students in pre-K through 12th grade at one of YES Prep’s 26 schools for the 2024-2025 school year can sign up for the new student lottery 24 hours a day through Feb. 18 at yesprep.org/sayYES.
About YES Prep Public Schools
Celebrating 25 years of impact, with 23 campuses serving more than 18,000 students, YES Prep Public Schools leads Houston forward by redefining what is possible in public education when children have access to excellent schools from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report, YES Prep is open to and tuition-free for all children. In addition to rigorous education and enrichment programs, YES Prep schools provide meals, devices, transportation, special education, English language learning, and access to healthcare, mental health and other student support services. To learn more, visit yesprep.org.