910.338.5258 info@glowacademy.net


GLOW is supported by a non-profit foundation which raises funds to support the enrichment programming essential to student and school success. College counselors, professional development for faculty, exploratory travel, coordination of internships for students and the periodic “Cool Women, Hot Jobs” speakers events are among the activities supported by the foundation.



Judy Girard – Chair

Katherine McKenzie-Vice Chair

Deloris Rhodes – Secretary

Kelly Tinsley – Treasurer

Phil Clark

Louise Coggins

Emily Colin

Edward Trip Coyne, III

Margee Herring

Teresa Huffmon

Felicia Jones

John Monteith

Sandy Spiers

Gregory Uhl

Drew L. Van Horn, PhD

Gayle Van Velsor


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Our Affiliates and Sponsors

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.