The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, a public, all-girls college preparatory school of choice, embodies its namesake’s lifelong passion for advancing education, empowering young women and creating opportunities for girls who may otherwise be held back from achieving their full potential. 75% of our students come from Title I schools and over 60% qualify for free and reduced meals, an indicator for being economically disadvantaged. Like Governor Ann Richards herself, 65% of our graduates will be their family’s first generation to graduate from college. And, 100% of our graduates are accepted into college, more than double the rate for students of similar backgrounds. The Ann Richards School Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on ensuring Ann Richards School students gain the confidence and skills to apply, attend and graduate from college. We secure funds and partnerships for school enrichment programming: STEM curriculum, college visits and advising, educational field trips, teacher professional development and alumnae support. The Foundation helps Ann Richards School students achieve their dreams, regardless of socioeconomic barriers.