Urban Prep in Chicago Sends 100% of It’s Black Males to College….Again

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityScholarship in Action 

Well, they’ve done it again. Urban Prep Academy of Chicago, an all-male charter school with kids from the "worst" parts of Chicago, is sending 100% of its graduating seniors off to college. The school, founded in 2006, has stated that its continuous objective is to see to it that all of its students go to college. They are succeeding with flying colors.
The school started with kids whose futures had been left for dead by their public schools: Only four percent of the school’s incoming freshmen were reading at grade level when they arrived on campus. But by sending all of their graduating seniors to college, they’ve not only gotten these kids up to speed, they’ve allowed them to zip past every other public school in the entire United States.
"No other public [school] in the country has done this," said Tim King, the founder of Urban Prep.

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One response to “Urban Prep in Chicago Sends 100% of It’s Black Males to College….Again

  1. Thank you for sharing this! It’s amazing how our perspectives and level of awareness can be so radically shifted by just one event. I gave birth to a baby boy two years ago and since then, stories like these brighten my day.

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