This unique 4-year program allows students to find their leadership style and become bold, authentic service leaders.


We think our recent graduates offer our most powerful testimonials.
Watch these short videos for a glimpse into how YLP can help you lead a bold, courageous, authentic life.

A Unique Curriculum

Learn how this unique series of classes prepares our students to be leaders in our school community and beyond.

An Alumna's Perspective

Our Class of 2020 Valedictorian, now a sophomore at Auburn University, talks about how our Young Leaders Program helped her grow in skills and confidence to take on new challenges in college.


Antoinette Hernandez

Antoinette Hernandez

B.A., Texas A&M University
Eric Kerr-Heraly

Eric Kerr-Heraly



Cultural Connections

Spanish classes take advantage of our downtown location to learn more about Mexican heritage.

IWA Enhances its College Counseling Program

College counselor Lesley Watkins has added multiple workshops and advising sessions to our already robust college counseling offerings. They're designed to help our Falcons through the gauntlet of college admissions.

IWA Valedictorian makes Houston proud!

Michela Durrette shared her inspirational story of facing brain cancer in 6th grade to graduating at the top of her high school class with the KHOU 11 news team. Click below to watch her message of faith and determination.

Academic Awards Night

Congratulations to all of the students who were recognized for their hard work, spirit, and dedication at this year's Academic Awards event.

FREE Summer STEM program at IWA

IWA is partnering with HISD and Catapult to bring a new program to our campus, STEM. The Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program will focus on the Engineering Design aspect of developing important critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Click below to learn more and apply!

Look 'n Lead Conference

IWA hosted the 7th annual Look 'n Lead Middle School Leadership Conference. Thirty-eight IWA students put on a day of programming designed to help the students identify their strengths, social justice passions, and leadership style.

TEALS Computer Science Fair

Fifteen AP Computer Science Principles students attended a Computer Science Fair put on by TEALS, a Microsoft Philanthropies program that partners with IWA. Students spoke with women from Conoco-Phillips in a Women Talk Tech session, competed (and won) a hacking competition, and operated robotic fingers.

Leadership Live! with Jeff Lindner

Mr. Lindner, a meteorologist who has worked at the Harris County Flood Control District since 2003 and during Hurricane Harvey, shared what it was like to be thrust into the spotlight for doing his job, and gave advice for the girls that no matter how prepared you are in life, you have to be ready for the unexpected.