Our Chief Executive Officer

Dear Beloved Community,

It is with immense pride and an unwavering sense of purpose that I address you as a part of the dynamic and transformative journey at YouthBuild Preparatory Academy. As we navigate through the tides of change and challenge, our commitment to nurturing and empowering ALL students, with an unapologetic focus boys and young men of color, remains steadfast and more resolute than ever.

In Rhode Island, where educational and leadership opportunities specifically tailored for young men of color are scarce, YouthBuild Preparatory Academy stands as a pioneering institution. Our academy is not just an educational entity; it’s a movement. A movement that actively involves not just our students but also embraces their families and communities, weaving a rich tapestry of collective growth and development.

Our ethos is anchored in liberation and the belief in the power of community to foster transformative change. This is a journey of redefining the narrative, where each young individual is seen as a beacon of potential, ready to illuminate the world with their unique capabilities and aspirations. We are committed to providing a holistic environment that is nurturing yet challenging, fostering a sense of integrity, respect, and honor among our students.

Drawing from my lived-experiences, I am passionately dedicated to understanding and addressing the multifaceted needs of our young men. Our approach is not just about academic excellence but also about character building, mentoring, and guiding our students through the pivotal Rites of Passage in their lives.

YouthBuild Preparatory Academy is more than a school; it is a vision of creating ‘multiple pathways’ for our students. We are determined to open doors to rewarding careers and higher education, helping our students to invest in themselves and their future. This is a commitment to not only educate but to inspire and empower.

I invite you to be a part of this transformative journey. Together, we have the power to not only change individual lives but also to make a profound impact on our community and the world at large. Your support and engagement are crucial in this shared mission.

Thank you for believing in this vision. I eagerly anticipate building this future together, a future where respect, integrity, and honor are not just ideals but the foundation of our everyday interactions and achievements.

In Liberartion