What is Strong Academy?
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 skills.
What is the curriculum for the Strong Academy summer program?
Built on empowering, valuing and appreciating the educational value that Black boys bring to society. The curriculum strives to marry the concepts of academic theory and experiential learning alongside real world experiences, while focusing on the holistic learner.
What are the goals of Strong Academy?
Strong Academy aims to foster a love for learning and education in middle school aged boys; while pairing them with mentors in an effort to promote self-empowerment and success both in school and in their respective communities. The ultimate goal is to create a Black owned and operated K-12 school for Boys. Upon completion of their post-secondary education, these boys will pay their educational experience forward by returning to the Strong Academy as Alumni mentors.
“To create an environment that Fosters learning, Embraces community and Inspires excellence in every Boy.”
— Donald McLeod (Co-Chair, 100 Strong Foundation)