The Most Groundbreaking Education Providers of 2023
At the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the 33 greatest educational chart toppers of 2023 were announced – educators, community leaders, innovators & entrepreneurs delivering innovative education to millions of students in dramatically disruptive ways. Their efforts are innovative and groundbreaking – delivering AI-infused personalized learning in both traditional & new forms of schooling, small learning environments that give students curricular choice, life-saving certifications for marginalized & at-risk populations, core content delivery, and empowering programs for underrepresented teachers, parents, & school leaders. All 33 offer unique, common sense approaches to helping students excel & believe that freedom should guide their own education in permissionless ways
2023 Yass Prize Quarterfinalists
Meet the 64 Quarterfinalists selected for the 2023 Yass Prize.
Yass Award for
Celebrating States that Expand Education Opportunity
2022 YASS PRIZE WINNER
Arizona Autism Charter Schools
The first autism-focused charter school in the western United States is on a mission to change the narrative about students with autism.
The 2022 Finalists
The 2022 Semifinalists
This year’s semifinalists come from 23 different states and really prove that innovation is alive and well in education. Micro schools, pods and hybrid learning environments almost unheard of two years ago are now being utilized by parents and educators across the nation.
The 2022 Quarterfinalists
Our exceptional awardees hail from 33 states and the District of Columbia as well as groups serving the entire nation. They include schools with one location and some with multiple, and represent 8 different kinds of education providers.
Other State Initiatives.
Responding in real time to policy opportunities as well as challenges.
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Believe in your mission… Ground yourself… Never give up…
There is absolutely zero downside to being a part of this network by submitting your application and what you will encounter is unlike any other grant.
It's actually mind blowing. I really see myself as an education entrepreneur, but this expanded me.
Being a part of the [Yass] family confirmed that what I'm doing is right,
going against the common core and focusing on what we know is important for kids really works, and having a network of people now that also agree was super huge.
Everyone knows that without great education, our nation suffers.
Great education is a vital link for students to become successful citizens.
The Yass Prize is truly changing the landscape of education options across the nation,
and I couldn't be more grateful for what it's done for us, and helping us serve more students and families.
The Yass Prize has brought together such diverse leaders
from all different demographics, all different states, all different service provider types that you can learn from.
The Yass Award is about celebrating and rewarding those who make students the priority.”
I'm a Yass Prize finalist from last year.
And through that, we were able to open up our second campus in the city of Wichita.
If you're committed to wanting to be one of the change makers of the future in education, I believe that this is a place for you.
Not only because of the capital, but because of the knowledge that comes by communing with the diverse group of people as opposed to everybody that thinks the exact same way that you might think.
One of the missions of the Yass Prize and the Yass Prize movement is really surfacing best practices in innovation—
in innovators who are doing this type of transformational work, so that others can learn from it and replicate it, so that you can actually grow yourselves.
Yass brought us together, creating opportunities to create an educational universe within which we can look at education differently…
we have to find academic experiences that represent neuro-divergent learners, kids who want to learn about gaming, who want to do stuff online, who dropped out of school.