For the second year in a row, 100% of the graduating seniors of the Urban Prep Academy has been accepted into a four year college or university!!
As much as love that percentage, lets take it a step higher..
Do you remember when "they" all said that Black Men were destined to be dead or in jail? Well hear this, Urban Prep Academy is the nations first all boys public charter high school and it consists entirely of African American students!!!
Tim King, the founder of Urban Prep Academy stated, "It's a huge day for us, the fact that we've been able to have 100 percent of our graduates admitted to college for the second year in a row. The majority of these students came to us reading below grade level. And our jobs is to do our best to work with them each and every day to accelerate them to a point where they can get into college."
The graduating class consisted of 104 students, many of which received scholarships to further their education.
Eighteen year old Alfonso Henderson was accepted to 21 universities and will receive $719,000 in scholarships for his college career studying law. He's currently considering Yale, Harvard or Wheaton College.
One of the honored mothers of the graduating class stated, "I am so proud of my son... going to Cornell. They only want us to pay $200 a year, so it's like a full ride to me."
Urban Prep now has three campuses and they want to continue the trend throughout the nation, so be on the look out... your son can be a part of a POSITIVE statistic!!