Lovato surprised students at The Young Women's Leadership School (TYWLS
), a college preparatory all-girls public school in East Harlem, during an anti-bullying assembly hosted by Secret Mean Stinks partner and longtime TYWLS
supporter Rachel Simmons.
A few weeks after the Supreme Court ruling, Community School District 4 in New York City announced the opening of The Young Women's Leadership School (TYWLS) in East Harlem (see sidebar, page 16).
The Young Women's Leadership School (known to everyone as TYWLS, or "twills") is a big city school, located on the top five floors of an 11-story office building on busy East 106th Street in Manhattan, one of the poorest neighborhoods in New York.