We all want to make sure that our black children receive better educational opportunities than we ever did.
The first thing we need to believe is that a great education for our children is possible, no matter what our background is. Once we have accepted the possibility of knowledge, the opportunity will begin to present itself.
Many of the young black men who currently attend Urban Prep Academy of Chicago, Illinois thought they weren’t good enough to even desire a college degree. However, now that they have become a part of this charter school, over 95% of these young men have been accepted into a four-year university!
College is more than getting a piece of paper that says you learned something. It is about networking with people who share similar goals and it’s about learning to take care of yourself as an adult for the first time.
Everyone should have the opportunity to experience the hope and excitement that comes with opening a college acceptance letter.
Urban Prep Academy is making that happen for young boys nationwide. Watch the video below to see for yourself!