• Save the Date: the 4th annual CBI Celebration is May 28, 2014!
  • TYWLS Senior Nene Sy interviews First Lady Michelle Obama!
  • Changing Public Education. Changing Lives.
  • Changing Public Education. Changing Lives.
  • Changing Public Education. Changing Lives.


  • _ddd6498_cropped 5,500 Since 2001, YWLN has helped more than 5,500 students enroll in college.
  • 8% In the United States, only 8% of low-income young adults achieve a college degree.
  • Girls clapping 300% TYWLS alumnae achieve four-year college degrees at more than triple the rate of their peers.
  • Student college acceptances $86M YWLN has generated more than $86 million in financial aid to make college affordable for low-income students.
  • 11,500 In 2013-2014, YWLN will serve approximately 11,500 students in the 6th-12th grades.
  • 2X CBI participants graduating from partner high schools achieve four-year college degrees at more than double the rate of their peers.

YWLN supports two life-changing programs that empower students to break the cycle of poverty through education: 

  • The Young Women's Leadership Schools.

    A high-performing network of all-girls public secondary schools.Learn More Watch Film

  • CollegeBound Initiative.

    A comprehensive college guidance program for young women and men.Learn More Watch Film

Some of Our Graduates

  • Ymln_students_03 Christina R. Hunter College
  • Ymln_students_05 James R. Wheaton College
  • Amber shamburger_web Amber S. SUNY Albany
  • Ymln_students_09 Ashley M. Bates College
  • Ymln_students_11 Dennis W. Middlebury College
  • Tywls_web3 Carla G. Dartmouth College
  • Chantalweb Chantal S. Albertus Magnus College


Brag Party with Peggy Klaus - May 1 and 20, 2014

The annual Brag Party is an event for high school juniors from TYWLS of Astoria, Brooklyn, East Harlem, and Queens. We need energetic and fabulous volunteers to help teenage girls learn the art of ... More Info

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