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100 Strong Academy alum and Upper Canada College grad is accepted into the Chemical Engineering program at the elite Princeton University, choosing to forego the prestigious Loran Award, offered to only 33 Canadian students from a pool of 4,438, valued at $100,000 over a 4-yr period. Kal Shaw, pictured with his mentor, Justice Donald McLeod, Founder of 100 Strong Academy & Co-Chair of Stand Up program, begins his studies this fall. Congratulations Kal! (courtesy of, p7).  
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"To create an environment that Fosters learning, Embraces community and Inspires excellence in every Boy." - Donald McLeod - (Co-Chair, 10 Strong Foundation)     What is Strong Academy? Strong Academy is a summer program designed to mobilize and equip young black boys with the tools necessary to achieve their maximum potential in education and build on life skills.   Summer Program Curriculum Built on empowering, valuing, and appreciating the educational value that black boys bring to society, the curriculum marries the concepts of academic theory and experiential learning, in conjunction with real-world experiences, while focusing on the holistic learner.   Goals & Outcomes Strong Academy aims to foster and instill a love of learning and education in middle school-aged boys, while pairing them with mentors, in an effort to promote…
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1. What is 100 Strong?  100 Strong is a company that sees a need in the Black community for an organization to shift the paradigm. Self-empowerment, success, uniting of young boys with mentors is a mandate in order to correct the unspoken life curriculum and unearth the potential of our future leaders. 100 Strong is not looking for government handouts – we are prepared to hold ourselves accountable to generations to come. This begins we believe with a meaningful financial investment. 2. What is Strong Academy? Summer Program? All-Boys School? Strong Academy is a program designed to mobilize young black boys to attend a summer program.  This program has been designed in order to provide the attendees with the tools necessary in order to achieve their maximum potential both in education as well as life…
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