YWLA at Bill Arnold FACTS
The Young Women’s Leadership Academy at Arnold is part of the Young Women’s Preparatory Network, a non-profit organization that partners with public school districts to create and support all-girl schools. The schools have a foundation of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) curriculum with a focus on the pillars of leadership, college readiness, and health and wellness. Young Women’s Prep serves more than 4,100 6th through 12th graders on seven campuses in Texas. Over 75% of the students are from economically disadvantaged homes and 85% will be first-generation college students. All of the students graduate from high school and are accepted at a four-year college or university. In 2014, 146 graduates received a combined $15.8 million in merit scholarships and grants and are attending 73 different colleges and universities.
Young Women’s Prep is located in Dallas, Texas and supports schools in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Houston, Lubbock, and San Antonio. The Young Women's Preparatory Network website: www.youngwomensprep.com
Our mission is to support single-gender, college-preparatory, public education in Texas and beyond, giving young women the academic and leadership skills to achieve success in college and in life.
Our schools shine as proof of the educational benefits of receiving an all-girls, college preparatory, public education. The schools offer young urban girls in Texas a choice in their education … a choice for a brighter educational future.
Our young women are exceeding academic expectations and proving all students, regardless of their background or socio-economic status, can excel if given the right opportunity. Our schools have a foundation of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) curriculum with a focus on our core values: Leadership, College Readiness, Wellness Life Skills.