Girl power to rule through powerful new partnership

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Girl power to rule through powerful new partnership
 

What:    The San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame selects the Young Women’s Leadership Academy as the organization’s first-ever partnership.  Details to be announced at a news conference in observance of Women’s History Month.
 
When:    March 3 (Mon) – 10 a.m.
 
Where:   YWLA, 2123 W. Huisache Ave., in the library
 
Who:    Chris Alderete, SAWHOF president
             Carri Baker Wells, SAWHOF member
             Delia McLerran, YWLA principal (and 2014 Hall of Fame
             inductee)
             Annette Landry, YWLA parent and volunteer
             Dr. Sylvester Perez, SAISD Superintendent
             YWLA students
 
San Antonio’s first and only all-girls public school is to set mark yet another first. The San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame has selected the Young Women’s Leadership Academy for its first partnership. The organization intends to provide mentors and role models for aspiring students across a wide range of disciplines, as well as provide scholarships for graduates.
 
The association is intended to be a long-term partnership between the students at the school serving grades 6 through 12 and SAWHOF, founded in 1987 as the San Antonio Women's Celebration and Hall of Fame.
                  
About
YWLA:    The Young Women's Leadership Academy (grades 6-12) is San Antonio's only all-girls public school, and is open to students across Bexar County.  The school has a strong focus on math, science and technology, along with college preparation, leadership development and women's health. Each year since opening in 2008, the Young Women’s Leadership Academy has achieved the Texas Education Agency’s highest rating of exemplary for student performance. It also was named the best middle school in Texas for 2013 by the non-partisan research and advocacy organization Children at Risk. YWLA will graduate its first senior class this spring.

 

 


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