• Because as a student of color, you will face barriers that can be eased by a rootedness in the culture and a strong sense of self.

  • Because the future is bright for young people who take their education seriously and who know who they are. The Academy teaches this.

  • Because what matters is a strong community that includes educated, upstanding people of color. The Academy provides this.

  • Because the community can and should be strengthened by support of young people who will he become positive participants in it, and who will reinvest in it. The Academy’s legacy is evidence of this. It is our mission.

  • Because you can help ensure the longevity of this unique, important, and necessary program.