The students at Chicago Urban Prep Academy are celebrating their successes – and rightfully so!
Each member of the school’s graduating class of 2016 has committed to attending a four-year college or university that they have been accepted to. This is the seventh straight year that the school’s graduating class has had a 100 percent college acceptance rate.
The academy’s founder and CEO Tim King tells CBS Chicago that its students have been accepted to more than 200 colleges and universities, including Georgetown, Yale, University of Illinois, Morehouse and more. The class of 2016 also received more than 1,500 college admissions in total and over $15 million in scholarship and grants.
“Every year, I’m just wowed by these young men by what they are doing. They really make me proud. We started Urban Prep with the goal of moving the needle when it comes to black male achievement and these guys proved to me, the city and the world every year, that we did the right thing when we founded Urban Prep ten years ago,” said King.
Urban Prep operates three campuses in the Chicago area, including ones in Englewood, West and Bronzeville.
“We love telling the world where we’re going in life. We share our brotherhood. Urban Prep expanded my mind, to look at the bigger picture,” said Tyree George, who will attend Hampton University and major in veterinarian medicine.
Can we all agree that #BlackExcellence knows no bounds? Congrats to the class of 2016!
Source : blavity.com