Welcome to the Counselor's Corner...
The purpose of this page is to update you on information that is taking place in the Guidance Counseling Department at Young Women's Leadership Academy (YWLA).
"I come to YWLA feeling privileged to serve and aid with the emotional and academic needs of the finest ladies in Fort Worth. I hope that each student will become “BeaUtiful”- being the best they can be by allowing their gifts and talents to shine forth as they grow into their own skin." -Ms. Bethanie Skipper
The goal will be to facilitate through…
1). Guidance Curriculum- Lessons aligning with FWISD It’s Not OK campaign against disrespect and character qualities to encourage personal development. There will be approximately eight lessons that will occur during the first week of every month.
2). Individual Planning-6 year Progression Plans that set up course selection for students and make a track for college/career pathways. This is accomplished by setting up GPA, class rank and personalized schedules. Students will be meeting with counselor once in the Fall and once in Spring to verify and receive consultation. Note: a copy will be sent out for educational records and as a review.
3). Responsive Services-Monitoring emotional health and wellness as well as providing opportunities to learn communication techniques and ways to be balanced in life. Referral forms are available through website, email and on campus so that all GEMS are welcome to meet with the counselor during Advisory period or as needed.
4). System Support-Being an advocate and intervening for student needs by collaborating with resources and allowing exposure through events and activities. Overseeing LPAC, 504 Chair, SEAC, UV4C-INOK committee, Fort Worth Sister Cities International liaison and other organizations when they follow mission of the department.
Site Index Quick Links
I. Fort Worth ISD Programs Implemented
INOK (It's Not OK!)
A initiative which encourages students to make healthy decisions and ask for help when they or their friends are in need.
Friends 4 Life
Is a reporting system in efforts to aid students with INOK.
Know The Plan
An emergency operation plan for safety and security.
II. What's New?
FWISD scholarship opportunities for 2013-2014.
College Night, R2L and 8th grade FWISD College and Career Expo
College Night-Annual event at the Amon G. Carter Exhibits Hall where local and national colleges and universities have booths showcasing the unique academic opportunities available to student, R2L-Annual event at UT Arlington put on by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute to promote College Planning, Financial Literacy and Leadership Development for Latino students and 8th grade FWISD College and Career Expo-Annual event at Tarrant County Community College to prepare incoming HS students with college readiness skills.
Ms. Skipper's theme for the YWLA GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math and Science).
Photo/ Video Gallery
Pictures/Videos of events that the YWLA Guidance and Counseling Department participated in.
III. Referrals and Contact Information
Guidance and Counseling Department
FWISD Curriculum and programs for emotional and academic needs.
Family Resource Centers
FWISD and Tarrant County behavioral and mental health services.
YWLA Referral System
If you need to contact Ms. Bethanie Skipper to update or set up an appointment feel free to email at the address provided.