Young Women's Preparatory Network
The mission of the Young Women's Preparatory Network is to support single sex, college preparatory, public education in Texas that will give young women in urban schools the academic skills to achieve success in college and life by thinking critically, leading purposefully, and living active, healthy and responsible lives.
By utilizing public-private partnerships and innovative methodologies, YWPN is working within the system to address one of Texas' greatest challenges: the state has one of the worst high school graduation rates in the nation. YWPN formed its first public-private partnership with the Dallas Independent School District, and in August 2004, the first all-girls public school in Texas, the Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School, opened its doors. After compiling impressive results in Dallas, YWPN partnered with school districts in Austin, San Antonio, and Lubbock and opened three more Young Women's Leadership Schools in 2007 - 2008; Fort Worth opened in 2010; Houston in 2011; Grand Prairie in 2013 and Ysleta in 2016.