Young Women’s Leadership Network Affiliate Schools


In 1996, the Student Leadership Network opened the United States’ first all-girls public school in 30 years, The Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem. The success of our flagship school has inspired dozens of single-sex schools to open nationwide, including 15 affiliates in our network.

For more information on how to start an affiliate in your region, please contact Sarah Boldin, National Director of Professional Development.

The Young Women’s Leadership Network (YWLN) Affiliate Schools are located nationwide:


Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA)


The Young Women’s Leadership Charter School of Chicago


Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women


Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls

New York

Young Women’s College Prep Charter School of Rochester

North Carolina

Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington (GLOW)


The Irma Rangel Leadership School – Dallas

The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders – Austin

San Antonio Leadership Academy

Lubbock School for Young Women Leaders

Young Women’s Leadership Academy – Fort Worth

Young Women’s Leadership Academy at Arnold Middle School – Grand Prairie

Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy – Houston

Young Women’s Leadership Academy Ysleta