Every year, Slipper Club partners with a non-profit doing amazing work around Texas.
Our 2022-2023 beneficiary is the young women's preparatory network.
Founded in 2002, the Young Women’s Preparatory Network is a nonprofit agency that partners with public school districts across the state of Texas to operate the largest network of all-girls, public, college preparatory schools in the nation. Their schools are located in struggling urban neighborhoods and have proven to be very successful. The schools have won multiple academic achievement awards, including being recognized among the top public schools in Texas and the nation.
YWPN formed the first public/private partnership with the Dallas Independent School District in August 2004, opening the Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, the first all-girls public school in Texas.
Since then, YWPN has opened schools in Austin, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Houston, Lubbock, San Antonio, and Ysleta (El Paso) serving more than 4,600 young women annually.* Because of the success of the first school in Dallas, this school model is being replicated throughout the state, as a catalyst for positive educational change.
YWPN is the only organization of its kind working hand-in-hand with the public school district to affect change within public education across Texas. Its schools are built upon core values of college readiness, responsible leadership, and wellness life skills. Every YWPN school offers Pre-Advanced Placement and Advanced Placement courses in the core subjects and an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). they train their teachers to educate its students for the rigors of college and life. These young women are prepared for the future.
YWPN schools are consistently ranked highly among the Top 100 Public High Schools in Texas and the Nation by U.S. News and World Report and the 250 Most Challenging High Schools in the nation by the Washington Post.