Sunday, February 20, 2011

Entire graduating class of young Black Americans accepted into college!

You send your kids to school in hopes that they will do their best and succeed.  
High school is a challenging time for kids.  Urban Prep is a school that is dedicated to the success of its students.  An all boys school, all 104 African American young men have been accepted to college!  A huge feat for any school, but a repeat achievement for Urban Prep.  Yes, for 2 years in a row, all of the graduating class of this phenomenal boys school are able to attend college and further his success, many with extensive amounts of scholarships and grant money being paid on their behalf.  

It's every parents' dream to see their child go off to college.  This is the beginning of a brighter future.  For many of these families, these boys will be the FIRST in their family to step foot inside a college, so the achievement is that much sweeter.  

Urban Preps mission is "The mission of Urban Prep is to provide a comprehensive, high-quality college preparatory education to young men that results in graduates succeeding in college." 

Their goal is to reverse the poor graduation rates among those living in Urban communities, particularly among young Black men, and to give more of these African American men a chance a a successful future.

I'd say that based on the last 2 years, they are making that happen! 

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