Young Black Excellent Men of The Future

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    100 Percent Of Seniors At Chicago School Admitted To College For 7th Year In A Row

    These young men at Urban Prep Charter Academy are what black excellence looks like
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    Taryn Finley
    Black Voices Associate Editor, The Huffington Post


    For the seventh consecutive year, Urban Prep Charter Academy is keeping it one hundred.

    Every senior at the predominantly black, all-boys charter school in Chicago

    has committed to a four-year college or university.

    At the school’s three campuses combined,

    the class of 2016 has been admitted to more than 220 schools.

    “It’s a great day,” Rudolph Long, who’s attending Hampton University,

    told CBS Chicago on Urban Prep’s college signing day on Tuesday.

    “I feel great. We all made it.

    We all come from good environments so to see us all going to college is nice.”

    Overall, the senior class has received more than 1,500 college admissions

    and has been offered more than $15 million in scholarships and grants,

    according to CBS Chicago. Founder and CEO of Urban Prep Tim King said

    the students have been admitted to schools all over the country,

    including Georgetown University, Yale University, Morehouse College,

    among other schools. King tweeted a photo of some of the seniors at signing day.

    Since 2010, every senior class has had 100 percent of their students admitted to college,

    the school’s website says. The school’s motto is “We Believe,” which serves as a reminder

    “that Urban Prep students will not fall into the trap of negative stereotypes and low expectations,”

    the school’s website says.

    “Every year, I’m just wowed by these young men, by what they are doing,” King told CBS Chicago.

    “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.”

    Bravo to these young men!
     
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    I'm very proud of their success. One thing I hear from college critics is that going to college will bring you nothing, but debt, but my argument is that if you go to college with a purpose and a plan to achieve your goal, then you will receive nothing but benefits of the experience. The men at this school have been "prepped" for 4 years before going to college, so they will have the advantage over the other college kids who are on campus unsure of what to do next. I salute my brothers.
     
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