YES Prep Public Schools
Leading Houston Forward Celebration

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November 2, 2021

11:30 AM 

Wortham Theater Center 

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Event Chairs

Debi and Mickey BarretT





Keynote Speaker 

Sonia Manzano

Sesame Street actress and author

We invite you to partner with us in supporting YES Prep's important work by sponsoring a table and attending the 5th Annual Leading Houston Forward Celebration on Tuesday, November 2 at 11:30 AM at the Wortham Theater Center. With nearly 17,000 students returning to in-person learning in August and welcoming the very first pre-K class in our 23-year history, we will have lots to celebrate!


The celebration will be chaired by ardent advocates for YES Prep, Debi and Mickey Barrett. We will recognize longtime corporate partner Capital One with the Chris Barbic Legacy Award. We are also excited to share that this year's keynote speaker is Sesame Street actress and author Sonia Manzano.

Sponsors at the "Heroes" level and above will be invited to the private Luminaries dinner with Sonia Manzano, the evening before, at the home of Barbara and Michael Gamson.

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Questions? Please contact Caitlin Monteith at