Christopher Barbic

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Short Description: 

Chris is helping more than 400 at-risk, inner-city students lead the state in academic performance by achieving a 99% passing rate on state standardized tests.

Winner/Finalist Info
Finalist or Winner: 
Winner
State: 
TX
Describe what this winner does/did: 
Through a highly personalized curriculum, extended school hours, student commitment contracts and community service projects, Chris is helping more than 400 at-risk, inner-city students lead the state in academic performance by achieving a 99% passing rate on state standardized tests.

Chris is still the CEO of his project, Youth Engages in Service (YES) College Preparatory School. YES Prep Public Schools has become a free, open-enrollment public school system that serves 4,200 students across eight schools in the Houston area. YES Prep has been ranked as among the top 100 public high schools in the nation by Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report.

Year in which award/grant was awarded: 
2000