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What is the Young Women’s Leadership Academy?

The Young Women’s Leadership Academy is San Antonio’s only public all-girls school, and enjoys total focus from its principal and educational team. Its results speak for themselves.

  • 100% of students graduate from high school
  • 100% of students are accepted at a wide range of colleges and universities across the United States.

How is YWLA Different?

The unique differentiator is support from the private YWLA Foundation, which focuses on:

  • A high-achieving educational culture
  • A commitment to graduating 100% of each class, and ensuring all students enter college with an educational toolbox to assure successful graduation.

Key success pointers for the YWLA program:

  • Rigorous Academics 
  • Focus on Healthy Living

Blue Ribbon Status for YWLA

In 2015, when the Young Women’s Leadership Academy accepted the U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon award for academic achievement, it was the only school in San Antonio to receive the coveted recognition.

The fact that the school had opened its doors only seven years earlier added to the surprise of the announcement.

Your support and funding of student enrichment opportunities through the Young Women’s Leadership Academy Foundation will bring unimagined opportunities to a young woman’s future, creating confidence, and high expectations in generations to come.

Private funds from the YWLA Foundation pay for many critical education components:

  • College-bound Programming
  • College Prep Success Initiatives
  • STEM-focused Enrichment
  • YWLA Foundation funds enable achievement beyond the girls’ dreams, building confidence and a foundation for success throughout their lives.

Managed carefully through the San Antonio Area Foundation, these funds have produced extraordinary educational results.

You can donate online at:


Or print out this form and mail it to:

Young Women’s Leadership Academy Foundation
303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114
San Antonio, TX 78215

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