Positive Tomorrows was recently named as a Quarterfinalist for the 2023 Yass Prize during a live event from Washington, DC, and will receive $100,000.
Sixty-four education providers, including a diverse array of schools, community organizations, and education technology providers were selected. Thirty-one states are represented among the 64 awardees who were evaluated in an intensive, 3-tier process. This year’s Yass Prize Quarterfinalists represent a microcosm of 21st-century, personalized approaches that better educate students, pre-K and beyond.
The prestigious $1 million Yass Prize is considered the “Pulitzer of Education Innovation,” and along with the STOP Awards, standing for Sustainable, Transformational, Outstanding, and Permissionless education, will distribute nearly $13 million to these winners.
“We do things a little bit differently at Positive Tomorrows, and we think it’s for the best of our kids,” says Margaret Creighton, President and CEO of Positive Tomorrows, Oklahoma’s only private, tuition-free school specifically serving children and families experiencing homelessness. “Every child deserves the chance to learn, grow, and become the best versions of themselves, and we are thankful that the Yass Prize understands that too.”
Representatives from Positive Tomorrows and will travel to Cleveland, OH, in October to learn if their schools will make it to the semifinals of the Yass Prize, where they will win $200,000.