This Fall TXWSW chapters are hosting fundraising events across the state for our philanthropy partner, the Young Women’s Preparatory Network. YWPN is the largest network of all girls’ public schools in the nation serving more than 4,400 students in 6th through 12th grades statewide during the 2015/2016 school year. YWPN’s mission is to help underserved girls achieve their dreams of college and a path out of poverty. The schools’ curriculum is focused on AP and pre-AP classes with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math. I wanted to share with you some of the literally life changing statistics from the graduating class of 2016: 100% of the 291 seniors from the 6 schools with a 12th grade graduated and 100% were accepted to college. The YWPN students were awarded $41.9 million in academic and merit scholarships. And this is not just about getting the students into college, YWPN is working to provide mentorship through college. YWPN is now seeing its students graduate from college at a rate 5x the national average for students from similar economic backgrounds, so the model is working! TXWSW is proud to support YWPN in its important work, and we hope you will come out this Fall to support our YWPN students!
For those of you who cannot attend an event, I hope you will consider visiting the TXWSW Giving page and making a donation of any amount that you can to help us support these girls. Educating a girl pays dividends beyond educating just that one girl. Studies have shown that educating a girl today will change the trajectory for the family that girl will have. An educated woman invests in education for her family and breaks the cycle of poverty for future generations. To learn more: http://txwsw.com/give/
We have some fabulous events lined up for the Fall so please check out the schedule and register soon! We thank you all for your continued support as we continue to grow and look forward to seeing you all soon! Also, don’t forget to join our Facebook page and private LinkedIn Group both of which give you the opportunity to engage with your fellow members online! Please visit www.txwsw.com to learn more and register for events.