YWLN provides TYWLS students, teachers and administrators with opportunities, resources and supports that enhance teaching and learning.
YWLN’s signature college guidance program, CollegeBound Initiative, is a major component of success at our girls’ schools. When each TYWLS school grows to include a 10th grade, YWLN places a CBI college guidance counselor in the school to implement a comprehensive early college awareness and college guidance program.
YWLN facilitates programming that supports the “whole girl” to develop students’ competence in four core areas: college and career awareness, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), leadership development, and health and wellness.
Network-wide events are planned for students in the 6th – 12th grades to enhance their college and career preparedness.
Extended day and year enrichment programs focused around YWLN’s core areas allow our students to expand their learning beyond the classroom.
TYWLS teachers receive many opportunities for professional development, including new teacher “on-boarding” and network-wide collaborative meetings to share best practices.
To support and recognize high quality teaching, YWLN funds curriculum grants for teachers’ classroom innovations and sponsors incentive programs such as teaching awards and travel grants.
YWLN offers TYWLS principals individualized mentoring, funding for specialized professional development, an annual Principals’ Retreat, and a Summer Planning Institute to facilitate academic year preparations.