Well this story has been making the rounds for the past couple of weeks or so. Some of you may have gotten e-mails about it. In my case the first inkling was over at The Sixth Ward, alas I didn't post the article but the other blogger there had seen this story first.
It really is great news to see an entire high school senior class get accepted into college. Even better this is at a school full of young black teenaged males. It has been ingrained in many of our minds that this group are the most at risk.
Young black boys are either dropping out of school, having sex promiscuously, engaging in criminal activities, or are otherwise dying engaging in risky activity. The main thing to note when it comes to young black males are that they're not doing very well. Of course that is according to whatever source you may cite.
So in this context it's great to see that young men are thriving at Urban Prep Charter Academy. This school is located at the former Englewood High School which was closed in 2008 and became home of Urban Prep.
I wish these young men the best of luck in their lives. Hopefully this will prove to be an exciting development in their lives. I expect that we should hear a lot about them in the future.
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