The YES Prep White Oak campus recently held WONfest, an event that centered on community engagement, culture building and persistence to provide students with a unique experience that prepares them for college, while inspiring them to think more broadly about their future. Over 30 young professionals, community advocates and stakeholders from different walks of life were on hand to engage, empower, and motivate student participants. The goal was to celebrate students while instilling in them a sense of joy across the campus that lasts beyond the day of the event. Event sponsors included 97.9 the box, Writer’s Block and the Houston Defender. Attendees included AJ McQueen, Carissa Redmon, Crystal Holmes, Erwin Nicholas, Frank Morales, Jessica Barton, Damien Jones, Joseph Palmore, Bridget Adiukwu, Josh Ross, Tony Holmes, Phillip Yates, Lawrence Battle, Samantha Jasso, Lekandra Griffin and many more.