2017 February

From the Executive Director

Courtney Kimberling-Radcliffe

Courtney Kimberling-Radcliffe

It is hard to believe that in a few short months, our seniors will be announcing where they plan to attend college at our annual Signing Day. Many of them have been at YWLA since the sixth grade, and most will be the first in their families to attend college. To date, 100% have been accepted to college with $3 million   in scholarships.

Our first class of seniors graduated less than one year ago. We are extremely proud that they had 100% graduation rate, 100% acceptance to four-year universities and more than $6.5 million in scholarships. We wish them well as they complete their first year of college.

Just as we celebrate the success of all our students, we also celebrate the generosity and kindness of the YWLA community — individuals and organizations that support our mission and the success of our organization.

As we continue to strive to meet the needs of YWLA’s college-bound students, I invite you to take the opportunity to join us in celebrating their successes. Please see information that follows about how to become involved in Signing Day for 2017.

On behalf of the Foundation, my sincere thanks to you for your interest in our mission. Please know that your invaluable contribution forever changes lives.

Warmest Regards,
Courtney Kimberling Radcliffe
Executive Director


Hidden Figures

YWLA students attended a screening of the blockbuster movie, Hidden Figures, an incredible story about three African-American women, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, who have been credited with getting John Glenn into space in 1962.

These women literally ‘did the math’ that helped win the space race. They “crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.”

Congressman Mark Veasey introduced the film and participated in a Q&A with the audience.

Special thanks to former Foundation Board Member Tiesa Leggett for coordinating the showing.

“A” Honor Roll Celebration

The Rotary Club of Fort Worth and the Foundation provided an inspiring and enlightening speaker for the “A” Honor Roll luncheon held Monday, January 30, 2017 at the Fort Worth Club.

Dimanche Brewer, Executive Director of Charm School International, presented an interesting program on etiquette, including topics on what it means to be a lady, and the art of social conversation.

In addition to enjoying a delicious three-course lunch, each GEM created a Vision Board inspired by the topics Ms. Brewer presented.

Assistant Vice Principal Laura Bennett accompanied the GEMS to the Fort Worth Club.

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