Hello, and greetings to my Beloved Community,
I am proud and honored to be part of YouthBuild Preparatory Academy.
My commitment is – and always has been – ensuring that our students have the tools they need to build a solid academic career. Above all else, I focus on the success of boys and young men of color, and promoting higher education and providing the tools our young men need to succeed in our difficult world.
This is exceptionally important in a state such as Rhode Island, where there are few schools and leadership institutions dedicated to young men of color. That’s why we’ve founded YouthBuild Preparatory Academy. We seek to serve those who need it most – and serve as a beacon in the community that engages not only with students but also with their peers and families.
I intend to bring together all of my past experiences to create a welcoming and fair, yet challenging and humbling environment for all of our students. As the co-founder of The New Beginnings Academy middle school initiative, I have an intimate understanding of the needs of our young men – and how to tutor them, mentor them, and help them build character through Rites of Passage.
YouthBuild Preparatory Academy is the latest in a long line of projects intended to promote “multiple pathways”, and encourage our young men of color to invest in themselves – and gain access to great careers, and higher education.
Thank you and I hope you join me on this journey. I look forward to creating an atmosphere of mutual respect, integrity, and honor.