Please join us at the second annual Girls Rock! event on Sat. April 1, 2017. 

IGNITE launched in Texas in 2011 thanks to a grant from the Boone Family Foundation. Today we train young women at high schools, colleges and universities in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and Austin regions. We administer high school programming, work with students to organize college chapters, connect young women with our elected network and host an annual political leadership conference.

IGNITE has College Councils in the Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston regions made up of politically motivated college women who want to build their own leadership skills and bring the IGNITE program to their campuses. Each Council meets regularly to discuss relevant policy issues, learn from dynamic elected officials, develop political leadership skills, and build a network to support their ambitions for civic and political leadership.

Join a Texas Program Program Evaluation 2016-17 Facilitators Apply for a Merriott J. Terry Scholarship

High schools:

  • Brookhaven Early College High School
  • Dallas Law Magnet
  • DeSoto ISD
  • Gilliam Collegiate Academy
  • Hockaday School
  • Irma Rangel
  • KIPP Generations Collegiate High School
  • KIPP Houston High School
  • KIPP Northeast College Preparatory Academy High School
  • KIPP Sunnyside High School
  • MacArthur High School
  • Paschal High School
  • Royse City High School
  • Skyline High School
  • Uplift Summit International Preparatory
  • Summit International Prep
  • Ursuline Academy
  • Young Women's College Preparatory Academy
  • Young Women’s Leadership Academy High School

Colleges and Universities:

  • Brookhaven College
  • Collin College
  • Lonestar College, Tomball
  • Our lady of the Lake University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • St. Thomas University
  • Texas Christian University
  • Texas Woman’s University
  • University of Houston Downtown
  • University North Texas
  • University Texas at Austin
  • University Texas at Dallas
  • University Texas at Tyler