Actress Kristen Bell encouraging followers to purchase items off Houston teacher’s wish list
(Houston, TX – October 20, 2018) YES Prep North Forest teacher Bill Becker was chosen by actress Kristen Bell in the celebrity Instagram challenge #10featuredteachers, in which she calls for fans to send supplies to teachers in need. See the actress’ post here.
“Over the next 10 days, I will be picking a teacher each day, posting your story to my followers, so we all know what you need, and we can all help you get it,” Bell said in a video about the challenge.
The popular actress shared Becker’s Amazon wish list, which includes items such as highlighters and calculators. Previous challenge winners chosen by Bell have received truckloads of supplies.
In his story, Mr. Becker says, “Undeniably [teaching] has pushed me to my limits but the effort my kids put in everyday when I know the very real challenges they face outside of my classroom inspires me to go back in and work to better their future!”
Bell shouts out to her 7.7M followers, “…let’s help him get everything he needs for his students!”
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For twenty-one years, YES Prep educators have increased the number of students from underserved communities who graduate from college prepared to lead. With 18 public charter schools serving more than 13,000 students in grades 6 through 12, YES Prep is nationally ranked by the U.S. News and World Report, The Washington Post, and others, and has consistently been named one of Houston’s “Best Places to Work” by the Houston Business Journal.