Young Women's Leadership Academy at Bill Arnold FACTS
- Partnership Established, 2014
- Opened, 2012
- 6th– 12th grade
- 844 girls enrolled
- 1st graduating class, spring 2017
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 5,000 6th through 12th graders on nine campuses in Texas. Over 81% of the students are from economically disadvantaged homes and 71% 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 2020, 354 graduates received a combined $62.7 million in merit scholarships and grants and are attending colleges and universities all over the country.
Young Women’s Prep is located in Dallas, Texas, and supports schools in Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Houston, Lubbock, Midland, and San Antonio. The Young Women's Preparatory Network website: www.youngwomensprep.com
Young Women’s Leadership Academy and the Young Women’s Preparatory Network empower young women to become leaders and change makers. Our future alumnae will be proof that all girls, regardless of their economic background or socio-economic status, can excel academically if given the right opportunity.
Young Women’s Preparatory Network
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 socioeconomic 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.
- The percentage of Young Women Preparatory Network students across Texas who graduate from high school and are accepted at a four-year college or university: 100%
- The amount awarded in scholarships to the 2014 graduating class of 146 students: $15.8 Million
- The percentage of first-generation college students who attend our schools: 85%
- The percentages of students who are from economically disadvantaged homes: 75%
- The number of 6th through 12th graders on our seven campuses across the state of Texas: 4,100