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FWISD’s Young Women's Leadership Academy Students To Present At PLTW Conference

Students and educators from Fort Worth ISD’s Young Women's Leadership Academy are among an elite group selected to present to hundreds of attendees at the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) conference – PLTW Summit – in San Antonio November 17 - 19. They are one of just four groups from across the country chosen to present; PLTW selected them based on the school’s exceptional implementation of their PLTW programs.

PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for PreK-12 students and teachers, partnering with more than 11,500 schools across the U.S. to deliver hands-on programs in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. Young Women's Leadership Academy offers PLTW Engineering and Gateway.

PLTW Summit is the premier gathering for individuals dedicated to preparing students with the in-demand and transportable skills they need to succeed in college and careers. Guests will include PreK-12 educators, students, university leaders, and business and industry leaders.

Young Women's Leadership Academy will present on the main General Session to a crowd of more than 750 guests. They will also have the opportunity to network with PLTW alumni and leaders from businesses and higher education institutions interested in students with STEM skills.

“Young Women's Leadership Academy is a true champion of PLTW’s relevant, engaging approach to learning, teaching, and community engagement,” said PLTW Senior Vice President and Chief Engagement Officer David Dimmett. “We’ve invited them to share their stories to inspire attendees and provide best practices that can be taken back to other communities to benefit students across the country. We are thrilled to have PLTW students and teachers from Young Women's Leadership Academy with us at PLTW Summit.”

In addition to PLTW Summit San Antonio, there are three other PLTW Summit experiences taking place this school year:

  • PLTW Summit Kansas City, Nov. 10-12
  • PLTW Summit Anaheim, Jan. 31 – Feb. 2
  • PLTW Summit Indianapolis, Feb. 18 - 10

For more information or to register to attend, visit