Thirteenth Annual Tribute

Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success Invite

Please Join us for the Thirteenth Annual Tribute to Benefit

The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success

 

– Honoring –

Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success Daniel Hayes  Daniel Hayes

Andre Perry Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success Andre Perry

Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success Dale Todd  Dale Todd

Dr. Mary Wilcynski Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success Mary Wilcynski

Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success Kayla James

Emcee for the evening will be Kayla James, KGAN Channel 2 News Anchor 

Thursday, May 9, 2019

5:30pm Cocktails

6:00pm Dinner

6:30pm Program

The Hotel at Kirkwood Center
7725 Kirkwood Boulevard SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

 

Individual Tickets         $60.00

There will be a silent auction featuring world class wines, electronics, and various other items.
All funds will be used to enhance and expand The Academy SPS programs.

 

Tickets can be purchased at the door.


If you are unable to attend please contact us at theacademysps@gmail.com. Thank you.

Please donate to The Academy

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The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success
PO Box 2842
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406

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See pictures from last year event.

The Academy for Scholastic and Personal Success is the only program of its kind that operates academic and cultural programs for African American high school and elementary school students in the Cedar Rapids and corridor areas. Our mission is to encourage responsibility and fulfillment of students’ academic potential by helping them to understand how cultural connections facilitate personal success.

Founded in 1989, The Academy summer program has helped more than 1100 students prepare for college matriculation by providing culturally specific instruction in core curricular areas, along with invaluable and often transformative travel exposure. The program is academically rigorous and taught exclusively in a college or university setting by African American teachers with expertise in the culture and in their disciplines.

Our newer program, The Academy Expansion, began in 2006, and offers weekly lessons in the culture to African American third, fourth, and fifth graders, teaching the self-confidence, self regard and classroom skills necessary to establish and maintain academic success.

Once “the best kept secret in Eastern Iowa”, The Academy has had significant success in its over 25 year history, so much that we have begun to see generational impact — “legacy” students — in both programs. The next Academy goal will be to establish programming for students in the middle schools, thereby connecting all academic levels with rigor and support.