Hello Summer at Hockaday Family!
This week we’ve had the pleasure of hosting a group of girls from the Young Women’s Preparatory Network (YWPN) here on the Hockaday campus. YWPN’s mission is to support single-gender, college-preparatory, public education in Texas and beyond, giving young women the academic and leadership skills to achieve success in college and in life. The network is currently partnered with eight all girls public schools in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and Lubbock. With a 100% high school graduation and college acceptance rate, the Young Women’s Preparatory Network is putting programs and curriculum in place to ensure the continued success of all its students. The program here at Summer at Hockaday is just one example of how they do this.
Led by Quincy Lacerte, Special Projects Director for YWPN and a former affiliate of the residence community at The Hockaday School, twenty-three very special young women have had an opportunity to experience dorm life this week. These entering 10th graders participated in Summer at Hockaday’s Math & Writing Institute while living on campus. While taking classes and electives they learned to manage their personal and academic needs, as will be required of them in college. Participating in sports, managing a class schedule and or homework, providing service as counselors in training, doing laundry, eating well to maintain energy, and still making sure to have fun and make time for friends…these young women did it all and did it well.
As we come to the end of the Young Women’s Preparatory Network’s time with us, Summer at Hockaday wishes them all the best!