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About Us

Our Mission

TEXAS YES is an educational nonprofit committed to closing the gap for educational equality through the support of Title 1 students in San Antonio, Dallas-Fort Worth, Corpus Christi, and Austin.

For 27 years, TEXAS YES Project has worked to provide students with the supplies and resources they need for success in the classroom. As our program has grown, we’ve expanded the ways we provide services to the students we serve. Our Box of Dreams program supports our partnered Title 1 schools across Texas with free school supplies. Our Little Locker Project provides greater access to literacy, by offering free books and resources in the areas we serve.  In addition, we provide direct grants to teachers and schools to fund new initiatives around STEAM education, equipment, and classroom updates.

In 2023, TEXAS YES launched the ‘YES Reading Partners’.  Volunteers can read to students in grades Kindergarten – 5th grade at partnered elementary schools. Reading to young children exposes them to new words and ways of using them. This makes it easier for children to learn about new subjects as they progress through the primary and secondary years of school.

Our Beliefs

Our Programs

Box of Dreams

Each year, TEXAS YES selects numerous Title 1 elementary schools across Texas and supplies every student (Kindergarten through 5th grade) with a free school supply kit.

Since 1998, YES Project staff members, dedicated volunteers, board members and sponsors have personally distributed more than 660,000 school supply kits to students and community groups in Texas, making us the largest distributor of supplies for elementary students.

Box of Dreams

Little Locker

The Little Locker Project provides books and resources to students, parents and guardians in the areas we serve. Similar to the ‘Little Libraries’, students and community members can visit any of our Little Lockers and borrow a book to read, or during the summer find supplies for crafts and arts projects.

YES Reading Partners

Our mission is to help children become lifelong readers by empowering and providing additional literacy opportunities. We believe that everyone has a part to play in working to close the educational equality gap, and that collaborative efforts help create unlimited potential for our students and communities.

Each month, TEXAS YES staff and volunteers spend 1 to 2 hours reading to students in grades Kindergarten – 5th grade at local elementary schools.

YES Grants

Since its inception, TEXAS YES has made a commitment to serve as many students as possible.  Recently we created YES Grants which focus on STEAM, innovation, or development of programs related to science and math.

YES Grants are open to area public, private, or charter elementary, middle and high schools and 501(c)3 non-profits with a youth focus.