Fort Worth ISD’s first single-gender school, the Young Women's Leadership Academy (YWLA), opened its doors in August 2010 to 75 sixth-graders and 75 seventh-graders. The YWLA meets the needs of young women by providing an outstanding college preparatory curriculum with an emphasis on math, science, and technology. YWLA offers girls a dynamic learning experience that encourages critical thinking, inspires confidence, and nurtures the intellectual and social development necessary for success in college, career, and life. Challenging coursework, field-based exploration, and personalized counseling help students transition from middle school to high school and to higher education and beyond.
The girls of YWLA participated in a four-day summer camp day workshop where they participated in STEAM activities.