Houston, TX (Nov. 27, 2018) – Mayor Sylvester Turner and Council Member Dwight Boykins honored Yellowstone College Prep’s Chairman of the Board, Lionel Jellins, by proclaiming today as Lionel R. Jellins Day in recognition of his outstanding record of volunteer service and leadership.
For the last several years, Mr. Jellins has provided critical leadership and support for the Yellowstone Schools. He was instrumental in helping to craft the school’s vision, traveled to Austin to help secure a state charter, and continues to serve as the founding chairman of the board.
In addition to serving on the board for Yellowstone College Prep, Mr. Jellins has a long history of volunteering in Houston – including more than 40 years with the Boy Scouts of America. Mr. Jellins continues to serve as a scout master and has helped 29 scouts achieve scouting’s highest honor – the Eagle Scout Award.
“We believe that it is time for all hands on deck to address the failing schools in our community, and that it is time for all of us to be appalled at the poor quality of education that many of our students are enduring in our community,” said Mr. Jellins.
“Yellowstone is doing something about these challenges, not by skimming the best students from our community and taking them away, but by remaining in the middle of the community and opening our doors for students and parents seeking a successful alternative.”
Yellowstone Academy is a private, Christian school serving students in Pre-K through 4th grade. Yellowstone College Prep is a public, tuition-free charter school growing to serve students in 5th through 12th grade. Together, the Yellowstone Schools are co-located on the same campus in the heart of Houston’s Third Ward community, where they serve nearly 500 students. The Yellowstone schools are committed to joining with students and their families, regardless of financial means, as they navigate an often difficult educational landscape. At Yellowstone, we inspire, empower, and invest in students to achieve their fullest potential.
Learn more at www.yellowstoneschools.org