For seven consecutive years, Chicago’s Urban Prep Charter Academy has helped brighten the future of young black men.
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, according to their website.
“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.