And happy 4th of July week to you and your families! It is amazing when you consider this country’s history and the freedoms that we have all grown up with. This truly is the land of opportunity, and education is one of the critical tools for opening doors for us to pursue our dreams. So it is with great pride this week that I share with you the following:
The two FEYW schools with a twelfth grade (Dallas and Austin) are sending 100% of their graduates on to four year colleges with more than $9 million in academic and merit based scholarships – over $90,000 per student on average”
In this year’s graduating class, more than 75% of the students will be first in their family to attend college. Given that over 70% of FEYW students statewide come from economically disadvantaged homes, many of these girls have overcome large obstacles just to make it through high school”
The Dallas FEYW school had its first graduating class in 2009, and those students are now graduating from college. To read their inspiring stories, go to www.feyw.org“
As many of you know, TXWSW is a statewide partner and strong supporter of the FEYW schools across the state. These schools are changing lives and the opportunity set not only for these young women, but the families they in turn will have, and we are grateful to be a part of it and celebrate their success!
And speaking of celebrate, we have three casino nights planned this Fall in all three cities. These events will benefit the FEYW schools across the state. So grab your spouse, your friends and colleagues and come one, come all to a party for a great cause! We also need sponsors and silent auction donations. If you want to help or would like additional information, you can reach me at email@example.com
See you all at an event soon!