WASHINGTON, DC – On October 10, 2023, the 33 Semifinalists competing for the $1 million Yass Prize for Sustainable, Transformational, Outstanding and Permissionless Education were announced at a special celebration in Cleveland, Ohio, after participating with other recognized education innovators in the inaugural Yass Summit held at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
The following 9 national organizations were named Semifinalists for the 2023 Yass Prize:
“Our winners have all demonstrated the capacity to over-perform for underserved students,” said Janine Yass, co-founder and president of The Yass Prize. “Their common sense approaches are helping students achieve success academically and in life. We know they will inspire a new kind of activism for delivering education for the 21st century.”
In addition to each receiving $200,000 as they compete for the $1 million prize, the 33 awardees will participate in a fast-paced business Accelerator with access to leading experts and make their final pitch at the end of November. In addition to the grand prize, 8 finalists, who will each receive $500,000 will be announced December 13, in New York City.
The Yass Prize is powered by the Center for Education Reform, in partnership with Forbes is a rapidly growing effort to find, reward, celebrate and expand best-in-class education organizations from every sector. In conjunction with the $1 million Yass Prize, the STOP Awards Initiative will distribute nearly $20 million in 2023 to organizations in its network. Learn more at YassPrize.org.