YES Prep Public Schools

Social Issues Exhibition

A districtwide exhibition to advocate for girls around the world

The YES Prep Class of 2025 cordially invites you to attend the Social Issues Exhibition where they will present their social action projects that advocate for social issues around the world .

Saturday, May 25, 2024 | 10 - 11:45 a.m.
YES Prep Spindletop Center A & B (5455 South Loop East Freeway Houston, Texas 77033)

About the exhibition

Known as the Girl Rising Exhibition for the last seven years, this year we are expanding our exhibition to include a variety of social issues. All YES Prep schools with an Introduction to Rhetoric & Composition (IRC) course are invited to participate. 

Our original Girl Rising Exhibition began as an opportunity for 11th grade English students to raise awareness about the plight of girls around the world who experience challenges that prevent or limit their access to education. As part of a unit of study centered on the documentary, Girl Rising, and the accompanying book, students learn about how issues like child marriage, modern slavery, and limited access to schools and teachers affect girls in countries like Nepal, Peru, India, and Ethiopia, and what others are doing to advocate for them. Students then develop multi-media projects to inspire and inform their communities.

The exhibition gives students an opportunity to showcase what they have learned in a meaningful an unforgettable way. Although the event is not a competition, YES Prep students have called the project and event one of the most memorable and empowering experiences of their high school careers. Celeste Fuentes, senior at YES Prep North Forest Secondary reflects on her participation during her junior year by saying “This project made me realize how much more I can help others and if helping others through my art can bring this emotional [response] to them, that is what I want.”

If you have questions about this event or want to learn how to get involved, email Seeta Estrada, English content director at