Spindletop Youth Charity Project

YES Prep Public Schools

Supported by Spindletop Charities since 2000

YES Prep Public Schools is an open enrollment charter school district that operates 18 high-performing schools in Houston, serving more than 12,000 students in grades 6-12. Founded on the premise that all students, regardless of race or socio-economic status can achieve at the highest academic level, YES Prep continues to shatter the status quo for student achievement in public education. YES Prep’s mission is to increase the number of students from under-served communities to graduate from college and be prepared to lead in their communities.

The Spindletop Teaching Excellence Center, the largest grant from Spindletop Charities, Inc. to a youth charity organization, is located at the YES Prep Southside campus and was completed  in 2017. Hundreds of new teachers from school districts across the city, not just from YES Prep, are gaining teacher development training and certification at the Spindletop Center.

Since 2000, Spindletop has made other generous donations to YES Prep, namely the YES Prep North Central Campus Science & Technology Program and the seed grant for the YES Prep District Scholarship Fund.

For more information about YES Prep Public Schools: www.yesprep.org

Spindletop has been an invaluable community partner to YES Prep throughout our journey from a small start-up to a thriving system serving more than 10,000 students from Houston’s low-income communities. We are deeply thankful for its incredible commitment to our mission of helping students achieve college degrees.

— Mark DiBella, YES Prep CEO