Maria Maradiaga, ACE Family Engagement Specialist
YES Prep North Central hosted its annual Thanksgiving dinner for its ACE students and their families on November 15. ACE site coordinator, Isamar Lopez, partnered with the Trailblazer Family Association to organize and plan an event that would not only provide a nice dinner for students and families but also showcase the accomplishments of students through ACE. Upon arrival, the 124 families (about 300 people total) were directed to the auditorium to experience student performances in dance, cheer, and more. While performances were taking place, ACE staff, parent volunteers and students prepared the Great Hall for dinner to be served. Families brought traditional home cooked dishes and Fiesta Mart contributed generously to the spread.