Celebrating the First Decade of Ann’s Legacy

For 10 years, students at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders have demonstrated leadership, service, a commitment to a healthy lifestyle and the determination to attend and graduate from college.

Our 10 Years of Stars video shares a historical look-back at how the Ann Richards School was created in 2007 to help economically disadvantaged girls become college-ready leaders.

Thanks to seed funding from the Young Women’s Preparatory Network and a public-private partnership with Austin ISD, 10 years later the Ann Richards School has much to celebrate:

– 326 graduates from 5 graduating classes

– 100% graduated from high school and were accepted to four-year colleges and universities

– Over $39 million in merit-based scholarships

– 89% of graduates persist in college