Economic Justice, Education Justice


BLUEPRINT: Ensuring student success in Houston. The University of Houston YP4 Fellows worked to increase the number of students who graduate from Yates High School and are able to advance on to college in order to decrease the poverty and unemployment surrounding UH. The YP4 Fellows formed an after school program featuring tutoring hours, college enrichment activities, and speakers to motivate students in their quest to graduate high school. The Fellows collaborated with: the UH Metropolitan Volunteer Program to find tutors, the UH Scholars Enrichment Program to hold college enrichment activities, and various education agencies in the Houston area to find motivational speakers for the students. The Fellows also held a FAFSA workshop once a month for students with questions regarding the application.