Good Morning. I hope that you are enjoying this weekend with family and friends.
I believe that Forever FLOTUS can be credited for making these College Signing Days a big deal.
I love that Urban Prep Academy does theirs DOWNTOWN IN DALEY PLAZA.
The visual of these well-dressed young Black Men, standing up and talking about what COLLEGE they will be attending..
Yes, I love to see it .
These young men are HERE and they are contributing to the world, and they smash against every sterotype that this country wallows in when it comes to Black men.
Urban Prep holds annual ‘college signing day’ event at Daley Plaza
Urban Prep Academies showcased their students’ academic success on Tuesday during its annual signing day.
By Hosea Sanders and Marissa N. Isang
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 07:41PM
CHICAGO (WLS) —
Urban Prep Academies showcased their students’ academic success on Tuesday during its annual signing day, a large celebration at Daley Plaza where graduating seniors took to the stage to announce where they will attend college.
This is the ninth consecutive Urban Prep graduating class to have 100 percent admittance to college.
All of the young African American men at Urban Prep’s Englewood, West and Bronzeville campuses declared their colleges as friends and families applauded on Tuesday.
Student Damote Hill got special recognition for earning $1.4 million in scholarships and being accepted to 65 schools.
Urban Prep officials hope to continue their legacy of 100 percent college acceptance every year, but also know that the young boys will have bright futures beyond college.
In total, the Urban Prep students at the three campuses received 870 admissions to 199 different colleges and universities. The class of 2018 also nabbed $9.4 million in scholarships and grant