Beacon Education

GLOW believes a girl's zip code should not determine their destiny. Families globally struggle with intergenerational poverty most oftentimes a direct result of their physical location. When children are born into poverty and only have access to the education that exists in their community they are already at a significant disadvantage to similar-aged students in higher socioeconomic status homes. GLOW works to assist girls living in poverty by removing barriers that may obstruct their ability to reach long-term success through educational and social opportunities. According to the Urban Institute, children who live in poverty for at least one year before they turn 18 are less likely to reach important adult milestones, like graduating from high school. While our school cannot combat all of the barriers that may impede a child from reaching success, we can focus on the steps needed to graduate from high school and set plans into place to go to college and for career readiness.

GLOW Academy is financially supported by Beacon Education to aid in removing barriers for GLOW girls. GLOW Academy and Beacon Education work hand in hand to achieve the mission of GLOW.

Beacon Education's EIN is 47-3629354


Teresa Huffmon - Chair

Waltrina Barnett

Michelle Clark-Bradley 

Judy Girard

Margee Herring

Commencha Jordan-Brown

Katherine McKenzie

Ali Mendoza

Amanda Miars

Mark Moroz

Kim Nelson

Deloris Rhodes

Joanne Rockness

Sandy Spiers

Rose Zimmer

The foregoing are examples of how donations may be used by Beacon Education and not specific limitations on the use of funds. By making a donation, you acknowledge that Beacon Education may use donated funds in its sole discretion, consistent with its charitable purpose.

Our Affiliations and Sponsors

Young Women's Leadership Network

An affiliate of the Young Women's Leadership Network (YWLN), Wilmington's GLOW follows the successful model of The Young Women's Leadership Schools (TYWLS). In 1996, Ann and Andrew Tisch partnered with the New York City Board of Education to open TYWLS of East Harlem - the first public all-girls school to open in the United States in 30 years. YWLN now has a network of five high-performing TYWLS schools in New York City, serving more than 2,200 students. The success of TYWLS has inspired the opening of dozens of single-sex schools nationwide, including 11 affiliates in Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New York, and Texas. GLOW is the first affiliate school in North Carolina, and the first single-gender charter school in NC. Together, these schools offer a single-gender educational environment for predominantly low-income girls who will be the first in their families to attend college.

Also a member of The North Carolina Public Charter School Association



Public Charter

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