The Texas Afterschool Centers on Education (ACE) program is an afterschool program to help foster student’s academic success by improving attendance, behavior, and academics. The ACE program is administered by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and is funded through the 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative of the U.S. Department of Education. The key components it focuses on are Academics, Enrichment, College & Career Readiness and Family Engagement. At YES Prep, the grant has provided opportunity for students to grow as individuals and express themselves on campus through their chosen clubs and activities.
Through ACE we offer National Honor Society, Mentorship Workshops, Campus Activism, Arts & Crafts, Cooking, Yearbook, Sports, and much more!
The ACE program also offers opportunities for families to get involved on campus and have fun doing it. This includes Loteria Nights, Potlucks, Community Service and other opportunities expressed and proposed by YES Prep East End Families!