YES Prep Public Schools
Hear from Ricca Dickens about the fight for quality education at YES Prep.
Meet Ricca Dickens
YES is filled with like-minded, driven and fun individuals who want to do right by kids. Some of my coworkers are also like family. I love coming to work because everyone is uncompromising in the fight to ensure that every student gets access to a quality education.
- 7th Grade Writing Teacher
- Started “Excuse My FRO” Club
- Cheer Coach
- Track Coach
- Teacher Consultant
Teacher Certification Program
Why I Teach
I teach because I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Kids deserve advocates despite circumstances they may face. They deserve love, hope and safe spaces to dream. Every day, I get the privilege to influence children that have so much to look forward to.
I get the opportunity to empower and liberate through literature, discussions, extracurricular activities like cheer and track, and mentorship through my after-school club Excuse My FRO. When I first began teaching, I knew I wanted to do things outside of the classroom. My goal was to build relationships and create an outlet for youth.
YES Prep Public Schools by the numbers
Dedicated Engaged Learners
Average Student to Teacher Ratio
New Teacher Starting Salary