Young Women’s Leadership Network

YWLN

The Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN) supports two programs which empower students to break the cycle of poverty through education. In the US, only 8% of low income young adults receive a college education. Since 2001, YWLN has helped over 5,000 students enroll in college. These two programs include the Young Women’s Leadership Schools and the College Bound Initiative

In 1996, Ann and Andrew Tisch partnered with the New York City Board of Education to open the Young Women’s Leadership School in East Harlem. They did this to provide economically disadvantaged girls with a great education and college prep similar to the private schools in the area. This was the first all-girls public school to be opened in the US in 30 years.

The College Bound Initiative (CBI) empowers young women and men to realize that they can go to college. Students who participate in the CBI program receive a four-year college degree at more than double the rate of their peers.

Hillary Clinton stated that, “The Young Women’s Leadership School is one of the premiere public schools in the nation. We could use more schools such as this…There should not be any obstacle to providing single-sex choice within the public school system.”

Getting involved is easy. You can apply to be on the Leadership Council like Lynn Carfora and Amy Curry, volunteer like Jenny Farrelly, give money, and more.

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