The Third Annual Commencement of Urban Prep Academies will be held on June 16, 2012. In addition to the members of the graduating class of Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men—Englewood Campus, more than 1,500 family members, friends, faculty, staff and supporters of Urban Prep will attend. The evening will be filled with moments of great joy, inspirational remarks, and many surprises recognizing the third class' 100% college acceptance rate.
(CHICAGO - May 23, 2012) - The Third Annual Commencement of Urban Prep Academies will be held on June 16, 2012. In addition to the members of the graduating class of Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men—Englewood Campus, more than 1,500 family members, friends, faculty, staff and supporters of Urban Prep will attend. The evening will be filled with moments of great joy, inspirational remarks, and many surprises recognizing the third class' 100% college acceptance rate.
After the event, check the website to view videos, photos and press coverage of what happens when ‘We Believe’!
Urban Prep Academies is a nonprofit organization founded in 2002 by education entrepreneur Tim King and a group of African-American education, business and civic leaders. Urban Prep's mission is to provide a comprehensive, high-quality college preparatory education to young men that results in graduates succeeding in college.
Our first school - Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men, Englewood Campus - opened in 2006. Urban Prep's Englewood Campus is the country's first all-boys public charter high school. In 2009, we opened our second school: Urban Prep Academy for Young Men, West Campus. Our third school, Urban Prep Academy for Young Men, Bronzeville Campus, opened its doors in the fall of 2010. Urban Prep's schools are the only all-boys public schools in the state of Illinois.
The Urban Prep motto is We Believe. Our motto is a constant reminder that Urban Prep students will not fall into the trap of negative stereotypes and low expectations. Instead, Urban Prep students believe in their potential and believe in their ability to exceed that potential. The Urban Prep family (teachers, administrators, staff, board of directors, community members and donors) also believe in these young men, and in our important and long lasting role in their lives. At Urban Prep, We Believe.
IN THE COMMUNITY
Urban Prep is partnering with and presenting at the U.S. Department of Education's:
Strong Fathers, Strong Families, Strong Schools Forum
This event, in support of President Barack Obama's fatherhood initiative, is a day of meetings, workshops, and keynotes designed to engage fathers and father-figures from the Chicago-area on how to best support their families and their schools to achieve positive outcomes for our children.
Saturday, June 2, 2012 - 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Malcolm X. College, 1900 W. Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL 60612
Agenda (subject to change):
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Welcome
9:15 AM – 9:45 AM Opening Remarks
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Workshop Session I
10:55 AM – 11:40 AM Workshop Session II
11:50 AM – 1:15 PM Lunch-Keynote- Acknowledgements-Awards
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM Town Hall Meeting
· *Fathers Need to be Involved: How to Become Active in Your Child’s School
· *The Positive Leadership of Male Role Models
· *Educating All Children: Closing the Expectations Gap for All Students
· *Building a College-Bound Culture for You and Your Child
· *Navigating the System: Understanding the Federal, State, and Local Education Agencies
· *Parental Engagement: How to Effectively Utilize Title I Dollars to Engage Fathers
Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided
To register, please call 312.730.1706.