Our Partnership

TXWSW is proud to be a statewide partner for the 10 public all-girls schools across Texas that are a part of the Young Women’s Preparatory Network (YWPN). YWPN starts and supports all-girls, college preparatory public schools in underserved communities across the state. Since being founded in 2002, an astounding 100% of YWPN students have graduated from high school and 100% have been accepted to college, a remarkable achievement given that nearly 60% of the YWPN students statewide are from economically disadvantaged families. Even more phenomenal, YWPN reports a six-year college graduation rate that is THREE times the national average for students from similar economic backgrounds.

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"The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit."​
Nelson Mandela

Investing in Students

Supporting YWPN is a winning investment in over 5,000 deserving young women in public schools (grades 6 through 12) across Texas. YWPN funding is used to supplement public school spending to enhance and ensure a successful educational experience for each student. The addition of the YWPN College-Readiness programming to the content provided by the local school district, produces dramatically higher standardized test scores, higher graduation rates and increased college attendance and persistence. The YWPN model maximizes the potential of public education and leverages public school tax dollars.

YWPN Student Success

Statewide Demographics

YWPN Statistics

  • Percent Economically Disadvantaged: 60%

Class of 2020:

  • First Generation High School Graduates: 24%
  • First Generation College Students: 72%
  • College Scholarships: $62,706,293

Since 2002:

  • High School Graduation Rate: 100%
  • College Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • 6-year College Graduation Rate is 3x national average!

YWPN Donors Change Lives

Three Ways You Can Help


Every dollar given to YWPN helps a girl graduate from public high school and attend college. YWPN provides a rigorous, STEM-focused academic and college bound culture with a College Bound Advisor on every campus. Special training in Leadership and Wellness training are also pillars of our educational model. Your donation will change the trajectory of a girl’s life by providing her with a first class, college-preparatory education.


All students need encouragement, and since many of our students are economically disadvantaged and the first generation in their family to attend college, they also need role models. Volunteer your time to provide college-going perspective and moral support to an YWPN senior.


YWPN volunteers provide meaningful Internships for students, serve on Career Day panels, assist in the production of College Signing Day, judge our STEAM Challenge, and help schedule and attend trips for education outside the classroom. Please also follow us on social media and share our story with your friends.

How Your Gift Provides


Partially sponsor costs of school extended learning opportunities


Sponsor registration for AP Institute at Rice University for one teacher


Sponsor SAT/ACT Prep for one student


Sponsor Summer STEAM camp for one student


Sponsor Reading Books for School Book Club


Sponsor a summer Internship for one student


Sponsor a Class on a tour of 4 Texas College Campuses


Sponsor a Principals' Collaborative Training


Sponsor Teacher/Administrator Summer Symposium


Sponsor College Bound Advisor Program at one school