TV star, Houstonian Sahara Garey is YEP’s guest speaker this Friday

Texas Southern University’s College of Continuing Education’s Summer Youth Enrichment Program’s (YEP) closing ceremony will be held on June 29, 2007, 9 a.m. in the Jesse H. Jones Auditorium, located in Texas Southern University’s Jesse H. Jones School of Business.

The closing program will feature film and television star Sahara Garey as the guest speaker. Sahara has appeared in a number of television shows, including “That’s So Raven,” “The Shield,” and “American Dreams,” as well as the movie “Akeelah and the Bee.” Garey is in Houston to visit her grandmother and other family members and will share with program participants her experiences in show business.

YEP is a four-week academic and recreational program for 3 years olds through 12th graders. The Program concentrates on preparing students for success in their next grade levels. YEP has been a staple for summer learning and fun for more than two decades. The Program’s infusion of academics with recreation sets it apart from all other summer programs that rely on only one area of development.