YES Prep Public Schools

IMPACT College Partnership Program

Since 2006 colleges and universities across the country have partnered with YES Prep Public Schools with one goal: to recruit and enroll YES Prep Alumni with the hopes of cutting the college-access gap for students from low-income communities.  

Partner institutions provide structured support programs to complement YES Prep’s college counseling curriculum and alumni support program.  YES Prep purposely seeks out and secures partnerships with colleges and universities willing to meet the full demonstrated financial need of selected students.  

Since the program’s inception in 2006, YES Prep has established 25 IMPACT Partnerships.  Last year, more than 285 YES Prep students attended an IMPACT partner college or university.  2-out-of-3 YES Prep Alumni who attend colleges out-of-state attend college at an IMPACT Partner institution.

Looking towards the future, 450 seniors from the Class of 2020 are currently participating in IMPACT Programs.

IMPACT Brochure 2022-23

IMPACT Program YouTube playlist

IMPACT Partner Map

College & University Partners Include:

  • Bates College
  • Boston University
  • Carleton College
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Colby College
  • College of St. Benedict | St. John's University
  • George Washington University
  • Grinnell College
  • Hope College
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Kenyon College
  • Lycoming College
  • Macalester College
  • Oberlin College
  • Rhodes College
  • Rice University
  • Sewanee: The University of The South
  • Scripps College
  • St. Olaf College
  • Trinity University
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Virginia
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington and Jefferson College
  • Whitman College  

Is your College or University interested in becoming an IMPACT Partner? If so, please fill out this interest form and William Keaton, YES Prep's Manager of Special Projects for College Initiatives will reach out to you.  

Additionally if you are not currently an IMPACT Partner, but are interested in connecting with YES Prep Students by attending our college fair or scheduling a high school visit you can learn more on our For College Page