Foundation Receives Texas Bar Foundation Grant

Texas Bar Foundation Supports Youth & Government Club to Create Future Leaders

The Ann Richards School Foundation recently received a $6,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation in support of the Youth & Government high school club at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders.

The Ann Richards School is an all-girls, public school in the Austin Independent School District that is nationally recognized for its focus on leadership, college readiness, project-based learning and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).

The school’s unique combination of rigorous curriculum coupled with year-round college preparation programs is graduating girls poised for success and leadership in college and careers.

Youth & Government helps high school students understand government operations, act responsibly as citizens and grow into the future leaders of our nation. Thanks to the Texas Bar Foundation grant, Ann Richards School students will learn the mechanics of the state legislative and judicial process of government by studying public issues; writing, presenting, debating and amending legislation; participating in the judicial process in its entirety; and serving as the media by creating a news broadcast or newspaper based on the actual events of the mock government proceedings. In past years, Ann Richards School students have competed in Regional and State Competitions.

Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $18 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation’s largest charitably-funded bar foundation.