Eagle Academy for Young Men (Bronx, N.Y.)
The Eagle Academy for Young Men is a grades 9–12 public school for young men that seeks to create citizens of integrity through a partnership among students, administrators, teachers, parents, mentors and community supporters. It stresses academic excellence, leadership, character development, mentoring, integrity and community service. Eagle Academy emphasizes leadership and character development with an academically rigorous curriculum that includes AP® classes, exposure to cultural institutions and colleges and universities, and professionals as mentors. It also requires an Academy “contract,” which sets clear standards for behavior, personal accountability and personal responsibility. Each student signs the contract, which is read at the opening day convocation, as a reaffirmation of the student’s commitment to himself and the school’s mission. Eagle Academy is sponsored by 100 Black Men, Inc., a community-based organization of minority professionals, which also provides a Saturday institute offering academic and life-skills training.
Further information: www.eagleny.org/home.aspx