In 1996, Student Leadership Network (SL Network) opened the United States’ first all-girls public school in 30 years – The Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem. What started out with one school has grown to a network of 47 public schools, including 21 all-girls schools nationwide. Over the last 23 years, SL Network has impacted more than 25,000 students. SL Network supports three life-changing programs that empower youth from underserved communities to disrupt the cycle of poverty through education: The Young Women's Leadership Schools (TYWLS), CollegeBound Initiative (CBI), and Young Women's Leadership Network (YWLN).
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Student Leadership Network supports young people growing up in diverse underserved communities with access to educational opportunities that help prepare them to lead successful lives.
CollegeBound Initiative (CBI) is a comprehensive college access and success program that empowers young men and women to access higher education by placing a full-time, school-based director of college counseling (DCC) in high-need partner schools to deliver year-round expert college guidance services. CBI, operated by Student Leadership Network, works with every student to ensure they can obtain, and afford, a college education.
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