Support for the Ann Richards School Foundation ensures Ann Richards School students gain the confidence and skills to apply, attend and graduate from college.
The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders dedicates itself to prepare young women to attend and graduate from college, commit to a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle, lead with courage and compassion, and solve problems creatively and ethically in support of our global community.
As the first in her family to attend college, Governor Ann Richards was committed to creating an environment that would empower young women from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to obtain the skills and confidence necessary to pursue college educations and careers.
The Ann Richards School is the only 6th-12th grade school in the Austin Independent School District where 100% of students are engaged in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Through our STEM-focused curriculum, we are creating a female workforce prepared to support the nation's high-tech and leading STEM employers in industries where women are traditionally under-represented.
Impact StatementAt the Ann Richards School, we are dedicated to preparing our young women to attend and graduate from college. Today 100% of our graduates have been accepted to college and 89% are currently enrolled with over 60% the first in their family to go to college.
Needs StatementSeventy-five percent of the student body comes from Title 1 schools, and over 60% are identified as economically disadvantaged.
Your support ensures that our girls apply, attend and graduate from college.
The Ann Richards School Foundation raises funds and secures community partnerships for school enrichment programming, including STEM curriculum, college visits and advising, educational field trips, teacher professional development and alumnae support.
"One of the best things about the school is that it shows girls you can pursue a career in math and helps us understand we can be a leader in the world." - Briana Palacios, Class of 2017
"I like that everybody here strives to do their best, not because they want to do better than everybody else, but because they want to be a better version of themselves." - Sabine Jimenez-Williams, Class of 2021
"I feel like the things that I am learning are really going to apply to what I want to be when I grow up. I feel prepared." - Lily Yepez, Class of 2018
"I like the diversity here at Ann Richards. There are students who like robotics, engineering, math, science, band, athletics, art and orchestra. Everyone has a different way of looking at things." - Brooke Brogan, Class of 2017