The Houston Chronicle featured YES Prep East End's girls' basketball coach, Martin Rather, for preparing his student-athletes for college.
"Athletics help you prepare for college," said Jacquelyn Castrejon who plans to pay for college through a military commitment and hopes to one day become a federal agent. "It doesn't matter what it takes, you gotta get it done. We'd have to leave before last period to get to a game and would have to ask our teachers for our missed work. That made me more responsible."