About The Foundation for the Education of Young Women
ASC is pleased to announce the selection of its 2013-2014 beneficiary -- FEYW is a 501c(3) organization that forms public-private school partnerships in urban areas to create a network of public all-girls college preparatory schools. The schools emphasize three primary goals: college readiness, responsible leadership and wellness life skills. By emphasizing a well-rounded education, FEYW endeavors to inspire its students to become strong, confident women who will motivate and inspire others in their communities and throughout the world. In addition to its rigorous academic programs, FEYW offers its students unique summer internships and learning opportunities, emphasizing math, science and foreign languages, providing them with insight into possible career options as well as once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
All beneficiary funds raised this year by ASC will provide support to FEYW’s Dallas school, the Irma Rangel School, which provides 6th - 12th grade education. The Irma Rangel School, the first all-girls public school in Texas, opened in 2004 with the goal of having 100% of its student body attend and graduate college. Since that time, all of its senior classes have graduated and been accepted to colleges around the nation. This program clearly demonstrates the benefits of an all-girls education, as the students at Irma Rangel, who come from varied backgrounds, continue to exceed expectations. As of the 2012-2013 academic year, the school served 556 young women and the program continues to grow. Just a few of the school’s achievements include:
- 100% of all senior classes (2009-2013) graduated high school.
- 100% of graduates have been accepted to college.
- Graduates have received over $6.6 million in academic and merit scholarships
- Ranked as the 14th best high school in the nation and 2nd in Texas by US News and World Report.
- Ranked the 5th Most Challenging High School in the nation by the Washington Post.
- 2011 National Blue Ribbon School.
Silent Auction Speeches
Good evening! My name is Clarissa Caballero and I am currently a member of the Class of 2015 at Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School and I’m pleased to be able to share my story today. When I got accepted into Rangel I was only 11 years old and the last thing on my mind was COLLEGE. I was living my life day by day anticipating the next episode
of Hannah Montana and waiting anxiously to go out for recess just as every 5th grader does; little did I know that becoming a part of the Rangel community would change my life immensely.
Good evening! My name is Melissa Rodriguez and I am currently a junior at Irma Rangel. I have been at Rangel since seventh grade allowing me to have had the opportunity to experience five wonderful camps, yet the one the affected me the most was probably the first one I attended. I knew that starting a new school was going to be difficult and when I found out I was going to go to a camp for a week with a group of girls that I did not know... I was terrified.