BENEFITING: Yes Foundation
Since 1992, the non-profit YES Foundation has quietly touched the lives of more than 10,000 elementary, middle and high school students, parents, teachers and administrators in Detroit and the surrounding communities. Foundation initiatives have included one-on-one tutoring, providing books to build personal and classroom libraries, in addition to offering life changing enrichment experiences.
Through its YES for PREP program, the YES Foundation targets academically talented 7th graders from underrepresented backgrounds with the potential and determination to become future leaders. YES for PREP prepares students to successfully compete for entry into academically challenging college preparatory high schools. The 14-month PREP provides advanced classes, master teachers, counseling, and a chance to broaden horizons as members of an intellectually welcoming community.
Currently in it’s 12th year, YES for PREP has made a remarkable impact on our graduates and community. YES for PREP boasts a high school graduation rate of 100% (vs. averages of 79.7% for the State of Michigan and 77.3% for Detroit). In addition, 97% of YES for PREP Alumni have graduated college from schools such as Duke, Cornell, Georgetown, Michigan, Northwestern, and many other top-tier institutions.
Your contribution to the YES for PREP program will help us to continue to develop the next generation of leaders for Southeast Michigan and beyond.