preparation, access, confidence
Young Women’s Preparatory Network partners with public school districts to create innovative all-girls schools where each young woman receives:
- Rigorous academic coursework in PREPARATION for college level academics,
- Thorough college admissions advisement necessary to ACCESS her best fit college, and
- CONFIDENCE building experiences that encourage her to pursue the college major and career path of her choice.
Young Women’s Prep raises seed funding to support school enhancements designed to achieve the outcomes outlined above, and simultaneously, builds a coalition of local supporters to ensure the necessary enhancements continue in perpetuity.
On Young Women’s Prep Campuses, academic rigor and AP participation are priorities. Our campuses have over a 90% participation rate in AP courses and 95%-100% of our students graduate with the Texas Success Initiative “College Ready” distinction.
This is problematic because students who start at 4-year colleges are more likely to graduate from college than those who start at 2-year colleges and their chances of obtaining a bachelor’s degree increase even further when a student enrolls immediately into to a selective college or university.
100% of Young Women’s Prep Graduates are accepted into 4-year colleges and universities. 94% of our students enroll in college the semester after high school graduation and the majority of our students enroll in selective institutions including the University of Texas at Austin, Austin College, Texas A&M University, and Southern Methodist University. Our 146 class of 2014 graduates earned 15.8 million in merit based aid.