The Answer

November 12, 2015

5 Ways to Build Transformative Relationships with Students

By Gregory Little

Gregory Little is a graduate of Ursinus College. He was a TFA corps member and social studies teacher. He is now Dean of Students at YES Prep Fifth Ward. Below is his list of the top 5 ways to build transformative relationships with students.  1. Greet students by name and with a smile I used to... READ MORE

November 11, 2015

YES Prep Brotherhood Summit 2015: Building a Community

By Natalie Lund

Last week, African American young men from across YES Prep's campuses filed into YES Prep Southside's cafeteria. They were guided toward posters that asked when they feel smartest, what brotherhood means to them, and who supports them. In the background, quotes by W.E.B Dubois, President and First... READ MORE

November 10, 2015

Restorative Justice: Giving Kids a Voice

By Natalie Lund

If you walk into a YES Prep Northbrook High School classroom on a Monday or Friday morning,  you'll find the students seated in a circle, passing a talking stick and engaging in a group discussion. This past week, students were asked to reflect on how they felt about their recent report card and... READ MORE

November 06, 2015

A School Director Talks Sustainability: 5 Productive Ways to Improve Your Work and Life Satisfaction

By Leah Peters

Leah Peters, graduate of Cornell University (BS, 2007) and the University of Houston (MPA, 2011), began her career at YES Prep as a TFA corps member and 7th grade math teacher in 2007. She has served as School Director of YES Prep East End since 2011. Peters and her husband have a 7-month-old... READ MORE

November 05, 2015

Capital One and Heart of America Unveil YES Prep Northside's New College Corner Tech Lab

By YES Prep Public Schools

Over 30 volunteers from Capital One Bank and Heart of America Foundation arrived at YES Prep Northside-- boxed furniture, laptops, books, and tools in tow. The volunteers spent the morning of October 22 assembling the furniture, setting up the technology, shelving over 200 new books, delivering two... READ MORE

November 03, 2015

Meet Jairo Mendez, YES Prep Alumnus and Jack Walker at Stephen F. Austin State University

By Natalie Lund

Jairo Mendez, YES Prep Southeast Class of 2014, is a sophomore at Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA). He is a business management major, a campus admissions representative, and a member of the Organization of Latin Americans (OLA). He also remains connected to other YES Prep alumni on campus... READ MORE