Tuesday, May 22, 2012

ABC 7: Urban Prep celebrates seniors' college plans

[VIDEO] We hear a lot about this institution one of their campuses is located in the old Englewood High School on 63rd Street near the Dan Ryan Expressway. They have three campuses altogether one in Bronzeville and another located on the west side near 14th Street & Loomis.

This ABC7 story aired on May 15th:
For the third year, 100 percent of Urban Prep Academies' seniors have been accepted into a four-year college or university. The Chicago White Sox joined the seniors Tuesday at 'signing day' as they committed to college. Mayor Rahm Emmanuel was also on hand to support the class.

Urban Prep's mission is to provide a high-quality, college prep education to young men that results in them succeeding in college. The Urban Prep motto is "we believe."

"The future is theirs for the taking," said Tim King, Urban Prep CEO and president.

During a ceremony at U.S. Cellular Field, the seniors put on ball caps and announced where each of them is going to college.
At the end of the story one of the students at this school was said to have been accepted to at least 60 universities. Very outstanding!

I do have to ask, however, I do want to hear stories like this at regular public high schools. When are we going to hear stories like this from such schools as Harlan (GO FALCONS)? They could use some good news as well even though this news from Urban Prep Academy - an all-male charter secondary school - is very much outstanding in and of itself. Great news with regards to our young Black males!

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